Definition of black-backed woodpecker
- Then we spot it: a black-backed woodpecker, going about its business of dismantling the bark from a dead lodgepole pine, oblivious to the humans watching from below.
- —Terry Richard, Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), 23 May 2010
- On another trail we found two black-backed woodpeckers quietly pecking at the bases of conifers.
- —Gerry Rising, Buffalo News, 20 Feb. 2005