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Merlin Bird ID

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    Lewis's Woodpecker Identification

    Adult Description

    • Medium-sized woodpecker.
    • Head, back, wings, and tail greenish black.
    • Gray collar and chest.
    • Dark red face.
    • Belly pinkish or salmon red.
    • Wings and tail all dark, without white spots or patches.

    Immature Description

    Juvenile similar to adult, but lacking red face and gray collar and chest.

    Relative Size

    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)