American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Supposed to mean the hoopoe, a beautiful migratory bird of filthy habits and a loud, hoarse voice; pronounced unclean by Moses, Leviticus 11:19 . It is about the size of a thrush; its beak is long, black, thin and a little hooked; its legs gray and short. On its head is a tuft of feathers of different colors, which it raises or lowers as it pleases. Its neck and breast are somewhat reddish, and its wings and tail black, with white streaks.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Lapwing'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/l/lapwing.html. 1859.