A friend of mind has pointed out to me that my list of birds in the bible is missing a species, the pelican! It is true that the Pelican does appear in some translations of the bible. Particularly the King James Authorised Version. Where there are three references. Although other translations have Screech Owl, or Cormorant instead. Also there is a footnote to Zephaniah 2:14 which suggests that cormorant could be translated as Pelican here as well. This is very confusing to me and just reinforces the view that the bible translators have had a very difficult time dealing with the birds!