“An Old English name for the common kite, mentioned only in Deut.” “14:13 (Heb. ra’ah), the Milvus ater or black kite. The Hebrew” “word does not occur in the parallel passage in Leviticus (11:14,” “da’ah, rendered “vulture;” in R.V., “kite”). It was an unclean” “bird. The Hebrew name is from a root meaning “to see,” “to” “look,” thus designating a bird with a keen sight. The bird” “intended is probably the buzzard, of which there are three” species found in Palestine. (See VULTURE.)

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