Fowl in Smiths Bible Dictionary
Several distinct Hebrew and Greek words are thus rendered in
the English Bible. Of these the most common is 'oph, which is
usually a collective term for all kinds of birds. In 1Ki 4:23
among the daily provisions for Solomon's table "fatted fowl"
are included. In the New Testament the word translated "fowls"
is most frequently that which comprehends all kinds of birds
(including ravens, Lu 12:24 [SPARROW]