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Common Name:Woodpecker, Lewis's
Scientific Name:Melanerpes lewis
Area:Black Butte Lake, California
Date:November 18, 2010

Lewis's Woodpecker can most often be seen flying 'crow like' from tree to tree where it perches in search of flying insects. Ornithologist Alexander Wilson named this woodpecker in honor of Meriwether Lewis, it's discoverer during the Lewis & Clark Expedition.

Reference:The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley / The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds / Of a Feather by Weidensaul