Brown-throated Sunbird – juvenile feet

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SunbirdBrTh-jv feet [AmarSingh]

“When birds are happy to get near, I am happy to document.

“The feet of a juvenile, most likely female, Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis malacensis) – anisodactyl structure.

SunbirdBrTh-jv feet [AmarSingh]

“A ‘booted’ appearance.”

Note: According to Erritzoe et al. (2007), a bird having three toes facing forward and one backward is termed anisodactylous. This is contasted to zygodactylous where digits one and four are directed backwards and digits two and three forward.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Location: Canning Garden Home, Ipoh City, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Urban environment

Erritzoe, J., K. Kampp, K. Winker & C. B. Frith, 2007. The ornithologist’s dictionary. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. 290 pp.

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