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  • n. The red-chested cuckoo.

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From Afrikaans piet-my-vrou, literally ‘Peter my wife’, supposed representation of the bird’s call.

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  • The red-chested cuckoo. The name comes from Afrikaans for "Peter my wife," a representation of the bird's call.

    April 11, 2008