French: Amazone mercenaire German: Soldatenamazone Spanish: Amazona mercenaria
Other common names: Scaly-naped Parrot
Subspecies and Distribution
A. m. canipalliata
(Cabanis, 1874) – Santa Marta Mts (N Colombia), Sierra de Perijá and Andes of Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador.
A. m. mercenarius
(Tschudi, 1844) – E slope of Andes of Peru and Bolivia (to W Santa Cruz); one record from Argentina.
33–34 cm; 340 g. Mainly green, darker above, hindcrown, nape and mantle with dark edges to feathers giving slight scaled effect; small whitish bare orbital ring; tail-... read more
A variety of screeches and rolling barks. Calls in flight also quite variable, but often... read more
Subtropical and temperate cloud forest and other montane formations, often in broken, part-open... read more
Food and feeding
Apparently no information.
Mar–May in Colombia. Nest and eggs undescribed. Incubation 25–26 days.
Some seasonal elevational movement or semi-nomadism noted in W Andes of Colombia; probably true... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Generally a low-density species and nowhere common; has suffered from deforestation in N of range, notably in Colombia, although still... read more
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