AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, dagbreek dawn, dag day + breek break, + agential suffix -er.
Any of three species of chats of the family Turdidae: Ceromela familiaris (see spekvreter), C. sinuata, or Saxicola torquata. Also in dimunitive form dagbrekertjie/-ki/, and partial translation of dachbreaker.
In G.L. Maclean’s Roberts' Birds of Sn Afr. (1984), the name ‘familiar chat’ is used for C. familiaris, ‘sicklewinged chat’ for C. sinuata, and ‘stonechat’ for S. torquata.
1892S. Schonland inThe Jrnl 12 Jan. 3Albany Museum. During the months of November and December, 1891, the following donations have been received...Dachbreaker, (Saxicola galtoni), [etc.].
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