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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.
examples of feet 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

Bird with lobed toes for ease of swimming.

lobate toe click to hear

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

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

bird of prey click to hear

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

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

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

perching bird click to hear

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

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

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

aquatic bird click to hear

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

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

webbed toe click to hear

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