The White-headed woodpecker (Picoides albolarvatus) is a black woodpecker with a white head. The throat is also white, and his red, narrow crown patch is farther back than it is on most woodpecker heads. Females have the same colours and markings but lack the red patch on the nape. It is found in North America, and is the only North American woodpecker with a white head. Their foraging tends to be quieter than that of other woodpeckers because they pry rather than hammer bark from trees and forage by excavating cones.