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The feet of birds are adapted to their lifestyle. They usually have four toes: one posterior (the hind toe) and three anterior.
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aquatic bird lobate toe lobe bird of prey talon scale perching bird hind toe toe aquatic bird web webbed toe

aquatic bird click to hear : aquatic bird

Bird with lobed toes for ease of swimming.

lobate toe click to hear : lobate toe

Each of the flat toes surrounding the lobes; they provide propulsion in the water and prevent slipping out of the water.

lobe click to hear : lobe

Each of the round cutaneous divisions encircling the toes that allow the bird to swim.

bird of prey click to hear : bird of prey

Poorly adapted to locomotion, these sturdy powerful legs have talons to grip prey, immobilizing and killing it.

talon click to hear : talon

Very curved and pointy corneous structure allowing the bird to seize its prey.

scale click to hear : scale

Each of the small hard thin scales covering the toes in layers.

perching bird click to hear : perching bird

The four toes end in a nail, which wraps around a support when the bird is resting; the hind toe provides equilibrium.

hind toe click to hear : hind toe

First toe of the foot, facing backward and providing equilibrium.

toe click to hear : toe

The terminal end of the legs formed of articulated bones allowing the bird to perch or walk.

aquatic bird click to hear : aquatic bird

The large flat bill, with corneous lateral plates, filters water and mud to extract food.

web click to hear : web

Fine membrane of skin connecting the digits of the foot; it stretches when the bird swims.

webbed toe click to hear : webbed toe

Each of the digits of the foot, connected by membranes; when spread, they make swimming easier.