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#Birdword - Nape

Updated: May 14, 2021

Nape, often confused for hindneck, is a small area at the base of the neck while the hindneck is the entire back of the neck. Passerine birds have a distinct nape, but their hindneck is not usually recognised as their necks are so short.


Here is picture of Lesser Yellow naped woodpecker.



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