Lewis's Woodpecker Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Lewis's Woodpeckers are hefty with an elongated body, long wings, and a long tail. The bill is woodpecker-like, but thinner than most.

    Relative Size

    Larger than an Acorn Woodpecker, smaller than a Northern Flicker.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 10.2-11.0 in (26-28 cm)
      • Weight: 3.1-4.9 oz (88-138 g)
      • Wingspan: 19.3-20.5 in (49-52 cm)