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Black upperparts, crown, and moustache; white underparts, face, shoulder patch, and wing bars; red undertail; pointed bill for drilling into wood; sticky tongue for extracting insects from crevices. Males have a red nape.
More likely to be heard tapping on wood than seen.
Syrian woodpeckers feed mainly on wood-boring insects, some seeds, and fruit.
Woodlands and olive orchards in the Northern Highlands, including Irbid, Dibbin Nature Reserve, and Wadi al-Seer. Nests in tree holes.