Alerion



an eagle displayed, usually represented without a beak or legs.
Historical Examples

The alerion is a small bird of the eagle tribe, heraldically depicted as without beak or feet.
Curious Creatures in Zoology John Ashton

A curious form of the eagle is found in the alerion, which is represented without beak or legs.
A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

Some writers confound it with the martlet, stating that the alerion is the same bird with its wings displayed or extended.
Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art John Vinycomb

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