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Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis): A technical conservation assessmentAuthor(s): Stephen C. Abele; Victoria A. Saab; Edward O. Garton
Source: [Online]. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region. 50 p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionLewis's woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) is a locally common but patchily distributed woodpecker species usually seen in open forests of western North America. The combination of its sporadic distribution, its diet of adult-stage free-living insects (primarily aerial), its preference to nest in burned landscapes, and its variable migratory behavior makes it a unique member of New World woodpeckers.
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CitationAbele, Stephen C.; Saab, Victoria A.; Garton, Edward O. 2004. Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis): A technical conservation assessment. Golden, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Species Conservation Project. 50 p.
KeywordsLewis's woodpecker, Melanerpes lewis
- Lewis's Woodpecker: Melanerpes lewis
- Nest-site selection and nest survival of Lewis's woodpecker in aspen riparian woodlands
- Quantification of Lewis's Woodpecker habitat using Forest Inventory and Analysis data
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