American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
An unclean bird, Leviticus 11:16 Deuteronomy 14:15 . Its name seems to indicate voracity, and is therefore thought by many to point out the Syrian owl, a more powerful bird than the nighthawks, and exceedingly voracious; it sometimes attacks sleeping children.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Night-Hawk'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/n/night-hawk.html. 1859.