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Merlin Bird ID

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    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.

      Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
      • 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)