adult; no sexual dimorphism (California, USA; 2006-12-22)

Lewis's Woodpecker
Melanerpes lewis

Native Range: North America

Notes: a large, long-winged, distinctively colored dark woodpecker; often sallies from a prominent perch to catch insects on the wing.

long wings (California, USA; 2007-12-06)

catching insect (California, USA; 2006-12-22)

rosy sides and face (California, USA; 2006-12-22)

two prongs to stiff tail (California, USA; 2012-03-24)

glossy green-black upperparts (California, USA; 2012-03-24)

grey throat and uper breast (California, USA; 2012-03-24)