Eagle in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Nesher. Leviticus 11:13. The golden eagle (W. Drake). The
griffon vulture; the Arab nisr is plainly the Hebrew nesher.
In Micah 1:16, "make thee bald (shaving the head betokening
mourning) ... enlarge thy baldness as the nesher," the griffon
vulture must be meant; for it is "bald," which the eagle is
not. "A majestic and royal bird, the largest and most powerful
seen in Israel, far surpassing the eagle in size and power"
(Tristram). The Egyptians ranked it as first among birds. The
da'ah (Leviticus 11:14) is not "the vulture" but the black
kite. The Hebrew qaarach is to make bald the back of the head,
very applicable to the griffon vulture's head and neck, which
are destitute of true feathers. The golden eagle; the spotted,
common in the rocky regions; the imperial; and the Circaeros
gallicus (short-toed eagle), living on reptiles only: Israel
Exploration Quarterly Statement, October, 1876), are all found