tap·​a·​co·​lo | \ ˌtapəˈkō(ˌ)lō\
variants: or tapaculo \ -​ˈkü(ˌ)lō \
plural -s

Definition of tapacolo

1 : a small plainly colored clamatorial terrestrial bird (Scelorchilus albicollis) of the family Rhinocryptidae of Chile and Argentina having short rounded wings and short tail carried erect
2 : any of several birds related to the tapacolo — see turco

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History and Etymology for tapacolo

American Spanish tapaculo, literally, one that covers its backside, from Spanish tapar to cover + culo backside, from Latin culus

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