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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    are frequently met with at the waters of Merom and the Sea of
    Galilee. The pelican is ranked among unclean birds (Lev. 11:18;
    Deut. 14:17). It is of an enormous size, being about 6 feet
    long, with wings stretching out over 12 feet. The Hebrew name
    (kaath, i.e., "vomiter") of this bird is incorrectly rendered
    "cormorant" in the Authorized Version of Isa. 34:11 and Zeph.
    2:14, but correctly in the Revised Version. It receives its
    Hebrew name from its habit of storing in its pouch large
    quantities of fish, which it disgorges when it feeds its young.
    Two species are found on the Syrian coast, the Pelicanus
    onocrotalus, or white pelican, and the Pelicanus crispus, or
    Dalmatian pelican.