Nuttall's Woodpecker Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    The Nuttall's Woodpecker is a small woodpecker with a chisel-shaped bill. It has a small rounded head, a flat back, and an elongated appearance.

    Relative Size

    Slightly larger than a Downy Woodpecker, smaller than a Hairy Woodpecker.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 6.3-7.1 in (16-18 cm)
      • Weight: 1.1-1.6 oz (30-45 g)
      • Wingspan: 13.0-16.1 in (33-41 cm)