XX the representative in the Authorized Version of the Hebrew words kaath and shalac . As to the former, see PELICAN. Shalac occurs only as the name of an unclean bird in ( Leviticus 11:17 ; 14:17 ) The word has been variously rendered. The etymology points to some plunging bird. The common cormorant (phalacrocorax carbo ), which some writers have identified with the shalac , is unknown in the eastern Mediterranean; another species is found south of the Red Sea, but none on the west coast of Palestine.