She has become . . . a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird (Revelation 18:2).
Inhabitation by birds, sometimes with other animals, expresses desolation of a city in various prophetic texts, such as Isaiah 13:21, 34:11, and Zephaniah 2:14. Notably the birds mentioned in these texts, such as the owl, are unclean according to Leviticus. This picture shows an eagle owl, an unclean bird, at the Yotvata Haibar Nature Reserve.