1889H.A. BrydenKloof & Karroo 273Suddenly, starting as if from space, comes soaring above us a great black mountain eagle. We know him at once for a berghaan (cock of the mountain) or dassie-vanger (coney-eater).
1937M. AlstonWanderings 81They (sc. black eagles) would descend and circle round and round the mountain-side in search of rock rabbits — hence the Dutch names of ‘dassievanger’ or ‘berghaan’ (for they are never found far from mountains).
1967W.A. De KlerkWhite Wines 98Above the rocky spires of Drostersberg the berghaan soars.
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