bush-goat, noun

Origin:
DutchShow more bush noun1 sense 1 a + goat translation of Dutch bok goat, buck.
obs.
1. bushbuck.
1865 Athenaeum (U.K.) No.1948, 279Dr. Gray gave notice of the skull of a new species of Bush Goat, proposed to be called Cephalophus longiceps.
2. [see quotation 1908.] The warbler Camaroptera brachyura of the Sylviidae.
Note:
In G.L. Maclean’s Roberts' Birds of Sn Afr. (1993), the name ‘bleating warbler’ is used for this species.
1908 Haagner & Ivy Sketches of S. Afr. Bird-Life 79This Warbler is called the Bush-goat on account of the plaintive goat-like call to which the bird gives utterance.
1931 R.C. Bolster Land & Sea Birds 139Green-backed Bush Warbler,..Glass-eye,..Bush Goat, Tailor Bird.
1936 E.L. Gill First Guide to S. Afr. Birds 63Greenbacked Bush-Warbler,..The name ‘Bush-goat’ refers to its bleating call-note.
1937 M. Alston Wanderings 221The green-backed bush-warbler,..the little bird known as the ‘bush-goat’ in Natal, because the note he utters might easily be mistaken for that of a goat kid.
bushbuck.
The warbler Camaroptera brachyura of the Sylviidae.

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