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Merlin Bird ID

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    Gila Woodpecker Identification

    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

    Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 9.4 in (24 cm)
      • Weight: 1.8-2.8 oz (51-79 g)
      • Wingspan: 16.1 in (41 cm)