A tall wading bird similar in appearance to a heron. (Isa 38:14) indicates its noisy character, although the Hebrew is uncertain. (Jer 8:7), similarly uncertain, focuses on its nesting habits.

Isa 38:14

14Like a swallow or a crane I clamor,
I moan like a dove.
My eyes are weary with looking upward.
O Lord, I am oppressed; be my security!

Jer 8:7

7Even the stork in the heavens
knows its times;
and the turtledove, swallow, and crane
observe the time of their coming;
but my people do not know
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