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Afrotis afraoides


Borrowed from Afrikaans korhaan.


korhaan (plural korhaans or korhaan)

  1. Any of several large, terrestrial birds in the bustard family Otididae.
    • 1997, J. M. Coetzee, Scenes from Provincial Life, 2011, page 75,
      They are hunting the fabled paauw. However, since paauw are sighted only once or twice a year - so rare are they, indeed, that there is a fine of fifty pounds for shooting them, if you are caught — they settle for hunting korhaan.
    • 1999, C. J. Vernon, 5: Biogeography, endemism and diversity of animals in the karoo, William Richard John Dean, Suzanne Milton (editors), The Karoo: Ecological Patterns and Processes, page 70,
      If it is assumed that delayed dispersal is the norm amongst korhaans then the karoo korhaan has a lower fecundity than the other members of the species complex. This suggests that the karoo sensu lato is a less favourable environment for korhaans than is either the desert, savannah, or grassland.
    • 2011, Mike Unwin, photograh caption, Southern African Wildlife, page 140,
      Korhaans, like this red-crested korhaan (above, MU), generally rely on their camouflage to avoid danger. But breeding males, like this northern black korhaan (right, PP) give themselves away with raucous and conspicuous displays.


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korhaan (plural korhane)

  1. korhaan, any of several large terrestrial birds in the bustard family Otididae



Compound of korren +‎ haan.


  • IPA(key): /ˈkɔr.ɦaːn/
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  • Hyphenation: kor‧haan


korhaan m (plural korhanen)

  1. black cock, male black grouse.

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