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Lewis's Woodpecker

Melanerpes lewis

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A social woodpecker with unique color pattern: dark glossy-green back, red face, gray collar, and pink wash on belly. Looks dark at a distance and sometimes crowlike. Sexes alike; juveniles much duller and browner than adults. Found in open woodland, sometimes close to human settlements; uses telephone poles to stash acorns. Usually seen in small family groups.

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