Scaly-naped amazon

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Scaly-naped amazon
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In the cloud forests of western Andes in Ecuador
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae
Genus: Amazona
Species: A. mercenarius
Binomial name
Amazona mercenarius
(Tschudi, 1844)

The scaly-naped amazon or scaly-naped parrot (Amazona mercenarius) is a species of parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Amazona mercenarius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.