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Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis): a technical conservation assessment

Abele, Stephen C.; Saab, Victoria A.; Garton, Edward O. 2004. Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis): A technical conservation assessment. [Online]. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region. 50 p.

Lewis'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.

Keywords: Lewis's woodpecker, Melanerpes lewis

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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis): A technical conservation assessment
Electronic Publish Date: August 8, 2006
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