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Merlin Bird ID

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    Golden-fronted Woodpecker Identification

    Adult Description

    • Medium- to large-sized woodpecker.
    • Back barred black-and-white.
    • Orange-yellow back of neck.
    • White rump.
    • Male with red cap.

    Immature Description

    Juvenile similar to adult, but duller, with fine streaking on crown and breast, and only faint color on nape and nasal tufts. Eyes brown.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 8.7-10.2 in (22-26 cm)
      • Weight: 2.3-3.6 oz (65-102 g)
      • Wingspan: 16.9 in (43 cm)