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

Author(s): Stephen C. Abele, Victoria A. Saab, Edward O. Garton
Year Published: 2004

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.
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
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 11498
FRAMES RCS number: 5457
Record updated: May 10, 2018