Crane. Cranes are the largest of several migratory birds that fly over Palestine (Jer. 8:7) in noisy flocks of thousands.
Hezekiah, king of Judah, thinking he was dying, chattered and clamored “like a crane” (Is. 38:14); (swift, NIV). This must have been quite a noise. With a windpipe coiled like a french horn, cranes produce one of the loudest bird calls in the world.