Gila Woodpecker Identification

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Adult Description

  • Medium- to large-sized woodpecker.
  • Back barred black-and-white.
  • Brown face and neck.
  • Male with red cap.

Immature Description

Juvenile is similar to adult, but duller and with restricted red on head of male.
Relative Size

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  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 8.7-9.4 in (22-24 cm)
    • Weight: 1.8-2.8 oz (51-79 g)
    • Wingspan: 15.8-16.5 in (40-42 cm)