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Gier eagle
        Heb. raham = "parental affection," Lev. 11:18; Deut. 14:17;
        R.V., "vulture"), a species of vulture living entirely on
        carrion. "It is about the size of a raven; has an almost
        triangular, bald, and wrinkled head, a strong pointed beak,
        black at the tip, large eyes and ears, the latter entirely on
        the outside, and long feet." It is common in Egypt, where it is
        popularly called "Pharaoh's chicken" (the Neophron
        percnopterus), and is found in Israel only during summer.
        Tristram thinks that the Hebrew name, which is derived from a
        root meaning "to love," is given to it from the fact that the
        male and female bird never part company.
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Gier eagle' Eastons Bible Dictionary". - Eastons; 1897.

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