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Scaly-naped Parrot

Amazona mercenarius

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Fairly large green parrot with short tail. The only member of the Amazona genus that is found at such high elevations in the Andes, from 1100-3400m. Almost all bright green with small red wing patches visible in flight; also note small red patches in tail. Sexes similar. Found in pairs or small flocks, typically seen flying over intact montane forest.

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