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The Fülleborn’s Longclaw (Macronyx fuellebornii), also spelled Fuelleborn’s Longclaw is named after the German physician Friedrich Fülleborn. Longclaws are named for their unusually long hind claws, which are thought to help in walking on grass.


Distribution / Habitat

The Fuelleborn’s Longlaw is endemic to the following African countries: Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, Tanzania and Zambia.

It inhabits subtropical or tropical dry forests, seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and moist savanna.


Diet / Feeding:

They are ground-feeding insectivores.


Breeding / Nesting

They are ground nesters, laying up to four speckled eggs.

Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


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