Definition of korhaan in English:


Line breaks: kor|haan
Pronunciation: /kɔːˈhɑːn
, kəˈrɑːn/


South African
A small crested bustard, which is typically boldly marked and has penetrating repetitive calls.
  • Genus Eupodotis, family Otididae: several species
More example sentences
  • Carmine bee-eaters perch on the back of kori bustards and red-crested korhaans plummet from the sky in daring aerobatic mating displays.
  • While birds such as the korhaans and bustards inhabit the open grassland, other species reside in the adjacent woodlands.
  • Etosha's grasslands are home to doublebanded plovers and black korhaans.


mid 18th century: Afrikaans, from the imitative base kor-, knor- (compare with Dutch korren 'coo') + haan 'cock'.

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