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berghaan, noun

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South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, berg mountain + haan cock.
obsolescent
1. The black eagle, Aquila verreauxii.
1844 J. Backhouse Narr. of Visit 488Three species of Eagle occur in South Africa..[including] Aquila vulturina, the Berghaan.
1967 W.A. De Klerk White Wines 98Above the rocky spires of Drostersberg the berghaan soars.
2. The bateleur eagle, Terathopius ecaudatus of the Accipitridae; ingqanga.
1867 E.L. Layard Birds of S. Afr. 18Helotarsus ecaudatus...Le Bateleur..Berghaan (cock of the mountains) of the Colonists.
1910 J. Buchan Prester John p.viiiA brace of white berghaan circled far up in the blue.
The black eagle, Aquila verreauxii.
The bateleur eagle, Terathopius ecaudatus of the Accipitridae; ingqanga.

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