Abyssinian longclaw

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Abyssinian longclaw
Abyssinian Longclaw - Ethiopia 2 (17000135681).jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Motacillidae
Genus: Macronyx
Species: M. flavicollis
Binomial name
Macronyx flavicollis
Rüppell, 1840

The Abyssinian longclaw (Macronyx flavicollis) is a species of bird in the Motacillidae family. It is endemic to Ethiopia.


The bird's 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 (Macronyx croceus) 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.


It is threatened by habitat loss.