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Melanerpes lewis (Lewis's Woodpecker; Lewis' Woodpecker)

Synonyms: Asyndesmus lewis
Language: Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The Lewis's woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) is a large North American species of woodpecker which ornithologist Alexander Wilson named after Meriwether Lewis, one of the explorers who surveyed the areas bought by the United States of America as part of the Louisiana Purchase.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
8
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
26
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.95024
EDGE Score: 2.0732

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  102 grams
Birth Weight [1]  5.6 grams
Male Weight [6]  113 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Temperate western forests
Wintering Geography [2]  Western U.S.
Wintering Habitat [2]  Temperate western forests
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Nectarivore, Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  60 %
Diet - Nectar [3]  20 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  50 %
Forages - Understory [3]  50 %
Clutch Size [5]  7
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  69,000
Incubation [4]  14 days
Migration [4]  Migratory
Speed [7]  16.33 MPH (7.3 m/s)
Wing Span [7]  20 inches (.504 m)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States No
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No

Prey / Diet

Zea mays (corn)[8]

Predators

Accipiter cooperii (Cooper's Hawk)[8]
Accipiter gentilis (Northern Goshawk)[8]
Aquila chrysaetos (Golden Eagle)[8]

Range Map

Distribution

North America;

External References

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6Tieleman BI, JB Williams, ME Buschur, and CR Brown. 2003. Phenotypic variation in larks along an aridity gradient: are desert birds more flexible? Ecology 84:1800–1815
7SCALING OF MUSCLE COMPOSITION, WING MORPHOLOGY, AND INTERMITTENT FLIGHT BEHAVIOR IN WOODPECKERS, BRET W. TOBALSKE, The Auk 113(1):151-177, 1996
8Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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