- 10.2–11 in
- 19.3–20.5 in
- 3.1–4.9 oz
- Pic de Lewis (French)
- Carpintero de Lewis (Spanish)
- The Lewis's Woodpecker seldom, if ever, excavates wood for boring insects. Instead, it gleans insects from the tree surface, or most commonly, flycatches. It spends long periods of time watching for flying insects from the top of a pole or dead tree, and then flies out to catch them in flight.
Populations declining. This species is on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List, which lists species most in danger of extinction without significant conservation action. It is also on the Audubon WatchList.
- Tobalske, B. W. 1997. Lewis' Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis). In The Birds of North America, No. 284 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, and The American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C.