cock-o-veet, cock-o-viekShow more Also cock-o-veet, cock-o-viek, kockervick, kok-a-viek, kokevic, kook-a-vic.
South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, onomatopoeic.
Either of two bush-shrikes of the Malaconotidae, or their calls: a.Laniarius ferrugineus, with black head, back, and wings, creamy-white chest, and cinnamon-buff lower belly and flanks.b.The bokmakierie, Telophorus zeylonus.
1882O.E.A. SchreinerDiamond Fields. 88She could not hear the cock-o-veets sing, even when she had the ear-trumpet in, for she was very deaf.
1940A. RobertsBirds of S. Afr. 299Laniarius ferrugineus ferrugineus. Boubou shrike..Kokkewiet..Remains concealed in the tangles and its presence is made known only by its loud duets, ‘ko ko,’ ‘kweet,’ and other less noisy clucking notes.
1947E.R. SearyS. Afr. Short Stories (Glossary)Kokkewiet,..one of the many bush shrikes. It is yellow and green with black patches and has a distinctive call..variously described: ‘bok, bok kiririe’, pirrevit, quit, quit, quit.
[1970O.P.M. ProzeskyField Guide to Birds of Sn Afr. 266Common Bou-bou Shrike,..The most common [duet] is antiphonic: a loud, clear bisyllabic ‘koko’ from the male, immediately followed by a ‘weet’ from the female.]
1970Std Encycl. of Sn Afr.II. 401Bokmakierie..is sometimes locally referred to as bakbakiri, kokkewiet, janpierewiet or bush-shrike.
1982S. Afr. Panorama Sept. 50There is, too, the typically South African witboskraai (pied crow), the kokkewiet — better known as bokmakierie.
1982E. Prov. Herald 1 Oct. 15A male kokkewiet (bokmakierie) is boisterously proclaiming that the entire area around my homestead is his domain.
1989F.G. ButlerTales from Old Karoo 201In spite of the cold, there were butterflies about the aloe roads, and Kokkewiet cries echoing in the kloof.
1991F.G. ButlerLocal Habitation 303His pondering pause was filled with doves and kokkewiets.
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