Gila Woodpecker

Melanerpes uropygialis

Order

PICIFORMES

Family

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Code 4

GIWO

Code 6

MELURO

ITIS

HEAD

Gila Woodpecker Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger, All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown in young birds, dark red or red-hazel in adult birds.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Plain
  • Crown Color: Buff-gray with red spot.
  • Forehead Color: Buff-gray
  • Nape Color: Buff-gray
  • Throat Color: Buff-gray
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Gila Woodpecker Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20-25 cm (8-10 in)
  • Weight: 71 g (2.5 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Tan, Black
  • Underparts: Buff-gray
  • Upperparts: Black and white barred.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Gila Woodpecker Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Undulating flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 38-46 cm (15-18 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Black and white barred.
  • Under Tail: Black and white barred.
  • Leg Color: Gray
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