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Lewis's Woodpecker
Lewis's Woodpecker
Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis), Cabin Lake Viewing Blinds, Deschutes National Forest, Near Fort Rock, Oregon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Afroaves
Order: Piciformes
Suborder: Pici
Family: Picidae
Subfamily: Picinae
Tribe: Melanerpini
Genus: Melanerpes
Species: M. lewis
Binomial name
Melanerpes lewis
(Gray, 1849)
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Range of M. lewis

The Lewis's Woodpecker, Melanerpes lewis, is a large North American species of woodpecker which was named for Meriwether Lewis, one of the explorers who surveyed the areas bought by the United States of America during the Louisiana Purchase.

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