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It can be up to 18 to 19 centimeters long. The upper part of the body, tail and wings are brown, while the neck is white. The lower body is white with stripes of brown.

Scientific name
Scelorchitus albicollis
There are 2 kinds in the county: the Tapaculo S.a albicollis, found between Los Vilos and Curicó, and the Tapaculo S. a. atacamae, found from Paposo Stream, in Antofagasta, to Coquimbo.

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