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Merlin Bird ID

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    American Three-toed Woodpecker Identification

    Adult Description

    • A medium-sized black-and-white woodpecker, more black than white.
    • Head black with a white mustache stripe and a thin white line behind eye.
    • Throat, breast, and belly white.

    Immature Description

    Similar to adults, but with yellow cap smaller than adult male.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 7.9 in (20 cm)
      • Weight: 2.3 oz (65 g)