Genus Macronyx


Pangani Longclaw - The Pangani Longclaw is a species of bird in the Motacillidae family. It is found in Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.


Cape Longclaw - The Cape Longclaw is a 19-20 cm long. The adult male has a grey head with a buff supercilium and a streaked blackish back. It has a bright orange gorget, black breast band and otherwise yellow underparts. The female is duller, having a yellow throat and much weaker breast band. The juvenile has a dirty yellow throat, indistinct breast band, and yellowish white underparts.

Yellow-throated Longclaw - It is found in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


Abyssinian Longclaw - Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland and arable land.The Abyssinian Longclaw is very similar in both appearance and behavior to the Yellow-throated Longclaw of other parts of Africa. It is a common grassland bird of the western and south eastern highlands of Ethiopia except in the extreme north where it does not occur.


Fulleborn's Longclaw - Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, moist savanna, and subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland.


Macronyx sharpei - It is 16-17 cm long, with upperparts heavily marked with buff and rufous streaks, yellow underparts, and white outertail feathers in flight.

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Motacillidae
Genus : Macronyx