Scaly-naped Amazon (Amazona mercenarius)

The Scaly-naped Amazon bird, also known as the Mexican Red-headed Parrot, is a beautiful bird native to Central America and Mexico. They are easily identifiable by their striking red head and neck, green body, and blue and red tail feathers. The name "Scaly-naped" comes from the bird's distinct scales on the back of its neck.

These birds are highly intelligent and are known for their excellent mimicry abilities. They can learn and repeat words, phrases, and even entire songs. They are social birds and enjoy spending time with their flock. In the wild, they can be found in groups of up to 50 birds.

Scaly-naped Amazons prefer to live in forests, woodlands, and savannahs. They feed on seeds, nuts, fruits, and vegetables, and occasionally insects. They use their powerful beaks to crack open hard-shelled nuts and seeds.

Unfortunately, the Scaly-naped Amazon bird is listed as a threatened species due to habitat loss and illegal poaching for the pet trade. Deforestation in Central America and Mexico has significantly reduced their natural habitat, forcing them to seek alternative habitat or risk becoming extinct.

Conservation efforts are underway to protect these beautiful birds. Captive breeding and release programs are being implemented to increase their numbers in the wild. Governments are also enforcing laws to protect the Scaly-naped Amazon bird from poaching, and conservation organizations are working to educate the public on the importance of these birds and their habitat.

In conclusion, the Scaly-naped Amazon bird is a beautiful and intelligent bird that adds to the biodiversity of Central American and Mexican forests. Unfortunately, their existence is threatened by habitat loss and poaching. It is important that conservation efforts continue, and laws are enforced to help protect these birds and their habitat.

Other names

Amazona mercenarius



Scaly-naped Amazon

papagai mercenari



andska amazonka

amazoňan vojenský




Amazone mercenaire


Amazzone nucasquamata


žvynuotasprandė amazonė


amazonka zielona


Солдатский амазон

Vojnički amazonac

amazoňan zelený

Amazona mercenaria


Asker Amazon

амазон андійський

andi amatsoonpapagoi

katona amazon