Birds of the Bible – Vulture

But these you shall not eat: the eagle, the vulture, the buzzard, (Deu 14:12 NKJV)
And the vulture, and the kite after his kind; (Lev 11:14 KJV)


Job 28 tells of the wealth of earth that is hidden and must be mined; Gold, silver, brass, iron, precious stones such as sapphires, and gold dust. It is buried where the eyes of the birds mentioned have never seen them.

There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture’s eye hath not seen: (Job 28:7 KJV)

Black Vulture from Wikipedia

Black Vulture from Wikipedia

So, let’s find out some about the vulture. Vultures are good-sized birds that eat carrion (dead things). They help keep our country side clean of things that have died or been attacked by other birds or mammals. I think they are ugly looking, but what makes them look that way is the lack of feathers around the face. This helps them eat without messing up their feathers and having them soaked with blood and other dead stuff. The Lord made them the way they are and given them the task mentioned. I imagine the Lord does not consider them ugly.

In the New World we have the Andean Condor, Black Vulture, California Condor(the larges in North America-47″ with a 10′ wingspan), Greater Yellow Headed Vulture, King Vulture, Lesser Yellow Headed Vulture, and the Turkey Vulture. In the Old World Vulture family we get the African White-backed, Asian White-backed, Bearded, Cape Giffon, Cinereous, Egyptian, Eurasian Griffon, Himalayan Griffon, Hooded, Lappet Faced, Long Billed, Palm Nut, Red-headed, Ruppells Griffon, and White Headed Vultures.

A good reference to these Vultures is at these websites:

The Vultures of the World
Vulture Wikipedia
Nature Photographers Online Magazine – Vultures

Nave’s Topical Bible – Vultures

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5 thoughts on “Birds of the Bible – Vulture

  1. I looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove all the vultures.

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  2. I spotted a black vulture today & have been researching what it could mean ever since and came across your site. Pretty sure it’s the same one I saw a week or so ago but didn’t know what bird I kept seeing—just a huge black object flying outside the windows.

    What shocked me is that it was flying around the entire 19th floor of my building (shocked me too) and landed on a balcony just outside an office on the outer ledge on the other side of the office window—the floor my office happens to be on. A colleague called me to look at it and when we whispered about it, it turned its head to look at us. I’ve been praying and researching about this sighting ever since. I’ve been interceding for our nation since COVID -19 has taken over and trying to piece all that the Lord is saying.

    Thank you for your message. I still don’t have full clarity, but feel that what you shared gives me some more insight that gets me closer. God Bless

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    • Thanks for checking our site out. We see vultures quite often here. There is a landfill not far away, and there is a recreational area across from it. PERFECT combinations. They hang out in the trees and in a short flight, they arrive at chow. :)
      Your vulture was probably tired and needed a rest.
      Blessings.

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