Puerto Rican Woodpecker

Adult male has glossy blue-black upperparts. Rump is white, from lower back to upper tail coverts. Tail is glossy blue-black too, with sometimes tipped white outer feathers. Flight feathers are brownish-black, glossy blue on edges.

On the underparts, breast is bright red until down central belly. The blue-black colours of the neck extend to the breast sides, sometimes crossing the entire breast. Sides and flanks are pale buffy-brown. Under wing is brown, with black and white coverts. Undertail is pale brown.

On the black head, the male has white forehead and lores, with buffy wash on forehead. Chin, throat and malar area are bright red.