This was the largest woodpecker in North America north of Mexico. It had a very heavy, straight bill, a fairly long neck, and a short crest.
Slightly larger than an American Crow, smaller than a Red-tailed Hawk.crow-sized
- Both Sexes
- Length: 18.1-20.1 in (46-51 cm)
- Weight: 15.9-20.1 oz (450-570 g)
- Wingspan: 29.9-31.5 in (76-80 cm)