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    Lewis's Woodpecker

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    Lewis's Woodpecker

    Melanerpes lewis
    • ORDER: Piciformes
    • FAMILY: Picidae
    Basic Description

    A dark woodpecker of open woodlands, the Lewis's Woodpecker is found westward of the Great Plains. Its slow, deliberate flight reminds one of a crow or jay more than a woodpecker.

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    Other Names
    • Carpintero de Lewis (Spanish)
    • Pic de Lewis (French)
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