an unclean and keen-sighted bird of prey (Leviticus 11:14; Deuteronomy 14:13)

The Hebrew word used, 'ayet, is rendered “vulture” in Job 28:7 in King James Version, “falcon” in Revised King James Version.

It is probably the red kite (Milvus regalis), a bird of piercing sight and of soaring habits found all over Israel.

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