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Merlin Bird ID

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    Red-bellied Woodpecker Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      A sleek, round-headed woodpecker, about the same size as a Hairy Woodpecker but without the blocky outlines.

      Relative Size

      Same size as Hairy Woodpecker; three-quarters the size of a Northern Flicker

      Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 9.4 in (24 cm)
        • Weight: 2.0-3.2 oz (56-91 g)
        • Wingspan: 13.0-16.5 in (33-42 cm)