Heterodactyl



[het-uh-roh-dak-tuh-luh s] /ˌhɛt ə roʊˈdæk tə ləs/

adjective, Ornithology.
1.
having the first and fourth toes directed backward, and the second and third forward, as in trogons.
/ˌhɛtərəʊˈdæktɪl/
adjective
1.
(of the feet of certain birds) having the first and second toes directed backwards and the third and fourth forwards
noun
2.
a bird with heterodactyl feet

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