Author(s):
Stephen C. Abele, Victoria A. Saab, Edward O. Garton
Year Published:

Cataloging Information

Topic(s):
Fire Effects
Ecological - First Order
Fire Intensity / Burn Severity
Ecological - Second Order
Vegetation
Wildlife
Fire & Wildlife
Birds
Cavity-nesters
Management Approaches
Post-fire Management
Fire Regime
Ecosystem(s):
Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Aspen woodland, Riparian woodland/shrubland, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Juniper woodland

FRAMES RCS Number: 5457
Record updated: May 10, 2018
NRFSN number: 11498

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.

Citation

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

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