Foot of an Osprey

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The foot of an osprey. “The talon on the outer toe is much larger than the inner one, and capable of being turned backwards. The undersurfaces of all the toes are very rough and covered with protuberances, which enable to get a good grip on fish.” &mdash Goodrich, 1859


claw, talon


Bird Anatomy


S. G. Goodrich Animal Kingdom Illustrated Vol 2 (New York, NY: Derby & Jackson, 1859)


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