Although many diseases and deformities of the legs and bills of wild birds have been described (e.g. Keymer 1958, Keymer and Blackmore 1964, Pomeroy 1962), few records of leg and foot deformities among waders (Charadriiformes) appear to have been published. Walton (1962) described an Oystercatcher Haematopus ostrakgus found dead with the inner toe of each foot missing; the strikingly symmetrical n...

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