Very small black and white woodpecker is having very short bill. Mostly black head set off by broad white supercilium and lower border to auriculars. Black nape. White back. Black wings with white spotting on coverts and flight feathers. White underparts. Black rump. Black tail with white outer tail feathers barred with black
Adult male is with Red spot at rear of head.
Normally length varies from 6 - 6.5"
Deciduous and mixed woodlands (favors bottomlands), forest edges, farmyards, orchards, parks, residential areas.
Mostly insects, including beetles and their larvae, wood-boring ants, caterpillars, and scale insects; spiders; some seeds and berries.