Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) - HBW 7, p. 439

French: Pic de Lewis German: Blutgesichtsspecht Spanish: Carpintero de Lewis

Taxonomy: Picus Lewis G. R. Gray, 1849, no locality = Montana, USA.
Rather distinctive; sometimes placed in monotypic genus Asyndesmus, but shows many similarities to typical Melanerpes. Monotypic.

Distribution: Coastal ranges and foothills of Rocky Mts from S British Columbia S to Arizona and New Mexico, E to South Dakota, Wyoming and SE Colorado; in winter mostly in S parts of range.

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