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Alternative name: Scaly-naped Amazon

Subspecies canipalliata
Photo by Stanley Jones
Reserva Las Gralarías, Pichincha Province, Mindo, Ecuador, November 2014
Amazona mercenarius


33–34 cm

  • Green plumage
  • Darker green upperparts
  • Dark feather edges on hind crown, nape and mantle giving the 'scaled appearance'
  • Whitish orbital ring


South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • A. m. canipalliata:
  • A. m. mercenarius:


Western-slope of the Andes. Low Andean cloud forest (mostly secondary). Observed at heights around 2,055 m


There is very little behavioural information available.


Breeding has been recorded in Colombia during March to May, with incubation lasting around 25-26 days.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)
  4. BF Member observations

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