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 Israel. (See VULTURE T0003778.)