1908F.C. SlaterSunburnt South 186The little mouse-coloured tinktinkie, which as you know is the smallest of all birds, is a most mischievous little creature.
1913J.J. DokeSecret City 78In the thicket of quince behind the summerhouse the Cape robin, the tintinkje, the spotted rooikop, and the more fragile swi built their nests.
1924D. FairbridgeGardens of S. Afr. 98The Grass Warbler, the perky Tingtingatje, is equally useful, being mainly an insect feeder.
1929F.C. SlaterSel. Poems (1947) 117Tiny tinktinkies famed in nursery story.
1940Baumann & BrightLost Republic 234There is a sweet little bird called a ting-tinkie. He is so small that you could put three, or even four, into your small pocket; his colour is bright green, and he has big round eyes.
1956A.G. McRaeHill Called Grazing 24Big birds and small birds, from huge vultures..to the tiniest tink-tinkies piping their thin little reeds of song.
1973Evening Post 28 Apr. 3The variety is overwhelming — from the tiniest tintinkie, honey bird or king fisher to the awesome albatross and the ungainly ostrich.
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