Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also bokmakierie shrike)
noun (plural bokmakieries)
A bush shrike with conspicuous yellow underparts and a black band across the breast, common in southern Africa.
- Telophorus (or Malaconotus) zeylonus, family Laniidae.
- The pure, liquid sounds of two bokmakieries perched in an Acacia thorn tree carry through the air.
- More visits to the area during the following week revealed no sign of immature bokmakieries, which suggests the probability of predation.
- Neddickies, sunbirds, sugar birds, starlings, bokmakieries, Cape robins, bulbuls and several other species are indigenous to this area, and provide excellent birdwatching opportunities.
Mid 19th century: from Afrikaans, imitative of its call.
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