Definition of bokmakierie in English:

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bokmakierie

Pronunciation: /ˌbɒkməˈkɪəri/

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
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Afrikaans, imitative of its call.

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