Meaning of dikkop in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɪkəp/


South African
  • 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.’
    • ‘Bird lovers will enjoy the more than 92 recorded South African bird species manifested and to be viewed in the park including ostriches, black eagles, spotted dikkops and ground woodpeckers.’
    • ‘Although fairly common, the two species of dikkop are not frequently seen.’


Mid 19th century from Afrikaans, from dik ‘thick’ + kop ‘head’.