Red-headed Woodpecker Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Red-headed Woodpeckers are medium-sized woodpeckers with fairly large, rounded heads, short, stiff tails, and powerful, spike-like bills.

    Relative Size

    Smaller than a Northern Flicker; about the size of a Hairy Woodpecker.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 7.5-9.1 in (19-23 cm)
      • Weight: 2.0-3.2 oz (56-91 g)
      • Wingspan: 16.5 in (42 cm)