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Janfiskaal, noun

Forms:
Also Jan Fiscaal, Janniefiskaal.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, Jan John (+ -ie) + fiskaal bailiff; see quotation 1951.
The fiscal (sense 2), Lanius collaris.
1936 E.L. Gill First Guide to S. Afr. Birds 50Fiscal shrike Lanius collaris. Synonyms: Janfiskaal, Jacky Hangman, Laksman, Kanariebyter.
1977 F.G. Butler Karoo Morning 161One day when I came..with my specimen jar full of newly dead wonders, one of my cousins laughed and said, ‘Here comes old Janfiskaal.’ I was deeply..hurt by this pleasantry. The habits of the butcherbird, Jacky Hangman, or Janfiskaal, were well known to me.
The fiscal (sense 2), Lanius collaris.

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