Entry from British & World English dictionary
A stone curlew.
- The Cape dikkop is the spotted stone curlew (Burhinus capensis)
- Water dikkops, nocturnal plovers and several species of kingfisher and bee-eaters have been sighted here.
- The house is named after the spotted dikkop, a nocturnal bird who often visits the garden.
- Karoo korhaans, ground woodpeckers and spotted dikkops are commonly seen.
Mid 19th century: from Afrikaans, from dik 'thick' + kop 'head'.
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