Rosy-throated or Rosy-breasted Longclaws

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Rosy-throated or Rosy-breasted Longclaw, Macronyx ameliae

The Rosy-throated Longclaws (Macronyx ameliae) - also known as the Rosy-breasted Longclaws - are endemic to the the following African countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

They inhabit subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland.

They are ground-feeding insectivores and ground nesters, laying up to four speckled eggs.

They are named for their unusually long hind claws, which are thought to help in walking on grass.

Rosy-throated Longclaw (Macronyx ameliae) - also known as the Rosy-breasted Longclaw


 

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