Glede: An Old English name for the common kite, mentioned only in
(Heb. ra'ah), the Milvus ater or black kite. The Hebrew word does not
occur in the parallel passage in Leviticus
(Leviticus 11:14) da'ah, rendered
"vulture;" in R.V., "kite". It was an unclean bird. The Hebrew name
is from a root meaning "to see," "to look," thus designating a bird
with a keen sight. The bird intended is probably the buzzard, of
which there are three species found in Palestine.