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Lewis' woodpecker
Melanerpes lewis

Size: 10.75 inches
Overall Color: greenish black and red
Occurrence: open woods, orchards, farmlands
Diet: insects, acorns, nuts, fruits
Nest: cavity in often dead tall trees
Field Identification: dark red face, gray collar and breast, pinkish belly, greenish black head and back, often flycatches
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Piciformes
Family: 44 Picidae (woodpeckers)
Genus: Melanerpes
Species: lewis

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