Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having short toes; brachydactylous.
“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.”
“We have the short-toed man who left those prints on the beach!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Rare birds include saker falcon (Falco cherrug), Barbary falcon (Falco pelegrinoides), and short-toed eagle (Circaetus gallicus).”
“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).”
“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.”
“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.”
Looking for tweets for short-toed.