Scaly-naped Amazon (Amazona mercenarius) - Exotic birds | Pets

Posted by pets | 19 November 2014

- Amazona mercenarius

Scaly-naped Amazon

Description

33 to 38 cm.. tall and 300 g. of weight.

The Scaly-naped Amazon(Amazona mercenarius) It is the only rider in mountain areas.

Green general coloration, with the feathers of the breast with black border, It is distinguished by having the wingtip yellow with orange spots, and external feathers tail tricolor with blue base, middle part red and yellow tip.

Bill pale gray area at the base of jaw; iris orange; legs brown.

Both sexes are similar. It is thought that immature they are similar to adults.

  • Sound of the Scaly-naped Amazon.

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Description 2 subspecies
  • Amazona mercenarius canipalliata

    (Cabanis, 1874) – Speculum red absent. bases outer secondaries marked with brown spots. Some specimens show scattered red feathers crown, the throat top of the breast.

  • Amazona mercenarius mercenarius

    (Tschudi, 1844) – Nominal.

Habitat:

Andean and sub-Andean forests permanently cloudy between 1200 and 3000 m. Occasionally in warm floor and cultivated land.
Usually in pairs or groups of 30 to 40 individuals.

Reproduction:

They have reported evidence reproduction between March and May in Colombia. Nest eggs and yet undescribed. The incubation period apparently it lasts 25 and 26 days.

Food:

Little information on their diet, but he has seen taking figs and fruit unidentified in Colombia.
In Colombia they have been observed down to attack corn fields.

Distribution:

Tamaño del área de distribución (reproducción/residente): 3.160.000 km2

Andes from Venezuela to the North of Bolivia.

Distribution 2 subspecies
  • Amazona mercenarius canipalliata

    (Cabanis, 1874) – Andes of Colombia to northwest Venezuela and Ecuador.

  • Amazona mercenarius mercenarius

    (Tschudi, 1844) – Nominal. Andes North of Peru to the North of Bolivia; a single record in Argentina.

Conservation:

• Current red list category of the UICN: Least concern.

• Population trend: Decreasing.

Justification of the population

The population size World has not been quantified, but this species is described as “quite common” (Stotz et to the., 1996).

Justification of trend

It is suspected that the population is in decline due to the continuous habitat destruction.

In captivity:

Very rare in captivity.

Alternative names:

- Scaly-naped Amazon, Mercenary Amazon, Mercenary Parrot, Scaly naped Parrot, Scaly-naped Parrot (inglés).
- Amazone mercenaire (francés).
- Soldatenamazone (alemán).
- Loro verde (portugués).
- Amazona Mercenaria, Amazona Verde, Lora Andina, Loro nuca escamada, Lora paramera (español).

Tschudi-Johann Jakob of

Tschudi-Johann Jakob of

Scientific classification:

- Orden: Psittaciformes
- Familia: Psittacidae
- Genus: Amazona
- Nombre científico: Amazona mercenarius
- Citation: (von Tschudi, 1844)
- Protónimo: Psittacus mercenarius

Scaly-naped Amazon Pictures:

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Scaly-naped Amazon (Amazona mercenarius)

Sources:
– Book parrots, Parrots and macaws Neotropical
Avibase
– Parrots of the World – Forshaw Joseph M
– Parrots A Guide to the Parrots of the World – Tony Juniper & Mike Parr
Birdlife

– Photos: papageien.org, IBC.lynxeds.com , chrislansdell.blogspot.com.es, Flickr.com

– Sound: Hans Matheve

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Amazona classification mercenarius

Species:
  • Amazona mercenarius
  • Subspecies:
  • Amazona mercenarius canipalliata
  • Amazona mercenarius mercenarius
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