Any of the family Ardeidae of wading birds, with long thin legs and necks, that feed on fish and other marine life. The Hebrews considered them unclean (Lev 11:19; Deut 14:18).

Lev 11:19

19the stork, the heron of any kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.

Deut 14:18

18the stork, the heron, of any kind; the hoopoe and the bat.

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