The longclaws are small African passerine birds with long tails, which they wag frequently.

Longclaw Photo Gallery
Yellow-throated Longclaw (Macronyx croceus)


Longclaws are slender, often colourful, ground-feeding insectivores of open country. They are ground nesters, laying up to four speckled eggs.

They are named for their unusually long hind claws, which are believed to help them walk on grass.


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