Lewis’s Woodpecker

(Melanerpes lewis)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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NatureServe

N4B, N4N - Apparently Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNA - Not applicable

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common in its usual range, rare in Minnesota

Habitat

Old growth deciduous, coniferous, and mixed forests; burned logged areas; savannas; orchards; suburbs

Size

10


Identification

Flies with slow, even flaps, similar to a crow and unlike other woodpeckers.

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Piciformes (woodpeckers and relatives)

 

Family:

Picidae (woodpeckers)

 

Subfamily:

Picivae (woodpeckers, sapsuckers)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Lewis's Woodpecker
bocriss
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Nov 2, 2009

This Lewis's Woodpecker was seen in Goleta, California harvesting acorns that Acorn Woodpeckers had placed previously. Such a pretty bird.

 
     
  Bird of the Week: Lewis's Woodpecker
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Uploaded on Oct 31, 2011

Lewis's Woodpecker: Melanerpes lewis

 
     
  Lewis's Woodpeckers
Larry Jordan
 
   
 
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Published on Oct 29, 2012

These Lewis's Woodpeckers (Melanerpes lewis) are seen most of the year in the oaks trees along the road I travel to work every day. I found one foraging in a large oak which had a nest cavity that appeared to have been recently used. I will keep an eye on this tree next Spring to see if the Lewis's Woodpeckers use it. The bird preening at the end of the video appears to be molting. It flies off the snag and back near the end of the video in a typical Lewis's insect hawking maneuver.

You can see an expensive post on this beautiful woodpecker at 10000 Birds: http://10000birds.com/lewiss-woodpeckers-are-back.htm

 
     
  Lewis's Woodpecker
Woodfibrebirder
 
   
 
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Published on May 8, 2014

Lewis's Woodpecker - Squamish River Estuary - May 8, 2014

The video will automatically switch to the highest resolution but not for about ten seconds so to watch at the highest resolution from the beginning click on the little gear symbol in the lower right hand corner of the video and choose 720p

 
     
  Lewis's Woodpecker
Macaulay Library
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Sep 9, 2011

Timothy Barksdale, Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

ML Video 2011

http://macaulaylibrary.org/video/2011

 
     

 

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Kathy
Bloomquist

6/16/2015

Location: Denmark Township, MN

Looked like a woodpecker, but did not fly like one. Very different call from other woodpeckers.

 
John Valo

I had to look this one up. Very rare in Minnesota.


     
     
 

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