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Cooper's or Sharp-shinned?

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10 minutes ago, Kevin said:

This is probably a stupid question, but what or where is the "nape"?

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The nape of a bird is basically the back of its neck. In adult Sharp-shinned Hawks, the crown and nape color are both the same color (giving a hooded appearance), but in adult Cooper's, the nape is noticeably lighter than the crown (giving a capped appearance).

Source of image: https://leesbird.com/2013/09/18/birdwatching-term-nape/

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