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Also, zygodactylous. (of a bird) having the toes of each foot arranged in pairs, with two toes in front and two behind.
a zygodactyl bird.
Historical Examples

Scansores, or Climbing, frequently called Zygodactyli or zygodactylous birds.
Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams

(of the feet of certain birds) having the first and fourth toes directed backwards and the second and third forwards
a zygodactyl bird Compare heterodactyl


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