The FÃ¼lleborn's Longclaw (Macronyx fuellebornii), also spelled Fuelleborn's Longclaw is named after the German physician Friedrich FÃ¼lleborn. 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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