Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having short toes; brachydactylous.

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Examples

  • Raptors amongst the stabilised sands include 15 breeding pairs (about a tenth of the world's population) of the Spanish imperial eagle Aquila heliaca adalberti (VU), black vulture Aegypius monachus, short-toed eagle Circaetus gallicus, booted eagle Hieraaetus pennatus, buzzard Buteo buteo, black kite Milvus migrans, black-shouldered kite Elanus caeruleus, red kite M. milvus, and hobby Falco subbuteo.

    DoƱana National Park, Spain

  • "We have the short-toed man who left those prints on the beach!"

    Golden State

  • There are many birds of prey including the osprey Pandio haliaetus, peregrine Falco peregrinus, Pallas 'sea-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus (R), short-toed eagle Circaetus gallicus, tawny eagle Aquila rapax, imperial eagle A. heliaca (R), spotted eagle A. clanga and crested serpent eagle Spilornis cheela.

    Keoladeo (Bharatpur) National Park, India

  • Heel-dominated, short-toed forms within the Navahopus-Deltapodus-Apulosauripus plexus differ from the gracile, relatively long-toed Tetrapodosaurus Sternberg, 1932, traditionally regarded as an ankylosaurian track.

    Neoceratopsian publications for 2008

  • Other migrants are on their own, battling the gulls that rise up agitated every time, wannabe keepers of the rock, exercised by the blocky flight of an Egyptian vulture, a short-toed eagle, and two griffon vultures.

    A Year on the Wing

  • Above the Tamuja River in Extremadura in central Spain, a swallow catches for its nest the floating stray breast feather of a short-toed eagle soaring high above.

    A Year on the Wing

  • Rare birds include saker falcon (Falco cherrug), Barbary falcon (Falco pelegrinoides), and short-toed eagle (Circaetus gallicus).

    Alai-Western Tian Shan steppe

  • Among the most prominent bird species to be mentioned are griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus), golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), short-toed eagle (Circaetus gallicus), and Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus).

    Northwest Iberian montane forests

  • The region was famed in the 1970s for its raptor population, with four vulture species, lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus, black Aegypius monachus, Griffon Gyps fulvus and Egyptian Neophron peranopterus; four eagle species, golden Aquila chrysaetos, short-toed Circaetus gallicus, booted Hieraeetus pennatus and Bonelli's Hieraeetus fasciatus and breeding lanner falcons Falco biarmicus.

    Meteora Group of Monasteries, Greece

  • The foot predisposed to navicular disease is the strong, round, short-toed or clubby foot, open at the heels, with a sound frog jutting prominently out between them.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

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