the name of an unclean bird, mentioned only in Lev. 11:19 and
Deut. 14:18. The Hebrew name of this bird, "dukiphath", has been
generally regarded as denoting the hoope (Upupa epops), an
onomatopoetic word derived from the cry of the bird, which
resembles the word "hoop;" a bird not uncommon in Israel.
Others identify it with the English peewit. Bibliography Information Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Lapwing' Eastons Bible Dictionary". bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.