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Merlin Bird ID

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    White-headed Woodpecker Identification

    Adult Description

    • Medium-sized woodpecker.
    • Body black.
    • Head white.
    • White patch in wings.

    Immature Description

    Juvenile resembles adult, but has a patch of red in the white on top of the head. Black is duller. White patch in wing is more broken.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 8.3-9.1 in (21-23 cm)
      • Weight: 1.9-2.3 oz (55-65 g)