Family Parrots (Psittacidae)


Diademed Amazon (Amazona diadema)


French: Amazone à diadème German: Diademamazone Spanish: Amazona diadema

Psittacus diadema


, 1824,

Rio Solimões, Brazil


Usually considered conspecific with A. autumnalis and A. lilacina, but differs from lilacina in certain characters outlined under that species, and from both in its nares being covered in red feathers, with rest of red patch on face sharply delineated to form a distinct rectangle, quite different from shape of red patches on other taxa in complex, and allowing blue on crown to extend forward to border the frons (3); powdery dorsum, resembling more that of A. farinosa (1); bill black but with pale patch below nares (2); head much flatter and longer in lateral profile (mensural score 1). Monotypic.

What do (1) and (2) mean? Learn more about the scoring system.

Lower R Negro and adjacent N bank of Amazon, in NW Brazil; recently also discovered in NW Pará#R.

Descriptive notes

31–35 cm. Previously treated as conspecific with A. autumnalis and is most similar to A. a. salvini of S Central America and NW South America, but A.... read more


No known differences between this species and A. autumnalis.


Lowland tropical forest.

Food and feeding

No data specific to this species.


Apparently nothing published.


Undertakes seasonal movements from terra firme forest N of Manaus, where monthly abundance... read more

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. No indication of population size, but suspected to be declining. It is projected to lose 49–55% of suitable habitat within its distribution over three generations... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N., Kirwan, G.M. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Diademed Amazon (Amazona diadema). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 10 December 2019).