kokkewiet

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeia of the female's call

Noun[edit]

kokkewiet (plural kokkewiete)

  1. A southern African bird Telophorus zeylonus, a bokmakierie, a small yellow and green bird with a black horizontal stripe across the neck. The name is derived from the sound made by the female.
  2. Alternative meaning: Waterfiskaal

External links[edit]

A fine drawing of this bird can be found at Stellenbosch Birds, http://www.stellenboschwriters.com/jillsbirds1.html