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

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    Measurements
    • 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)