beccafico

bec·ca·fi·co

 (bĕk′ə-fē′kō)
n. pl. bec·ca·fi·cos
Any of various small songbirds that are eaten as a delicacy in Italy and France.

[Italian : beccare, to peck (from becco, beak, from Latin beccus; see beak) + fico, fig (from Latin fīcus).]

beccafico

(ˌbɛkəˈfiːkəʊ)
n, pl -cos
(Animals) any of various European songbirds, esp warblers of the genus Sylvia, eaten as a delicacy in Italy and other countries
[C17: from Italian, from beccare to peck + fico fig, from Latin fīcus]
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The sarde beccafico (sardines stuffed with bread and a blend of orange, lemon, pine nuts, mint and basil, served with baked potato and saffron) is one dish.
I have since learned that a beccafico is some kind of bird," she said with a laugh.
If you are in Palermo, the capital, try beccafico alla Palermitana - Palermitan-style stuffed sardines which are best eaten in the fried fish shops around the traditional Vucciria market.