Mini-Neckies are small, black, (sometimes blue) hostile birds encountered throughout the Donkey Kong series. As the name suggests, they are miniature versions of Neckies.
The first appearance of Mini-Neckies was in Donkey Kong Country. In this game, they would attack Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong by spitting coconuts at them. They later appeared in the game's pseudo-sequel, Donkey Kong Land. Here, they have the same attack patterns as they did in the previous game, and still fired coconuts at the Kongs.
Mini-Neckies next appeared in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest where they were semi-common enemies encountered in various levels. In this game, Mini-Neckies would attack Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong by swooping down at them, and could be defeated by being jumped upon. Unlike the vultures from Donkey Kong Country, these Mini-Neckies wear red polka-dotted bandannas on their heads. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest also introduced a giant Mini-Necky boss named Krow; and in the Kong's battle with the ghost of Krow ("Kreepy Krow") in Gloomy Gultch, several ghostly Mini-Neckies would occasionally appear and attack the Kongs. During the battle against Kreepy Krow, the Kongs would have to jump on a regular Mini-Necky to make a barrel appear, which they could then use to hit Kreepy Krow. Mini-Neckies, along with Krow, reprized their roles in the Game Boy, pseudo-sequel, Donkey Kong Land 2.