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LAPWING. See Hoopoe. There is no support for this tr., found only in KJV (Lev 11:19; Deut 14:18). The Lapwing, or Green Plover, is a well-known British bird, and it is a winter visitor to Pal. Some thirty other shore birds either winter there or pass through on migration, and only one member of this very wandering family is a resident—the Spurwing Plover.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A translation used in early VSS, now universally admitted to be incorrect. The lapwing had a crest, and resembled in size and color the hoopoe (Upupa epops). It appears in the lists of abominations only (Le 11:19 the King James Version and De 14:18 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) HOOPOE, which see). The lapwing is a plover, and its flesh and eggs are delicious food.

See also

  • Birds