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Abyssinian longclaw

(Macronyx flavicollis)

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Description

The Abyssinian longclaw (Macronyx flavicollis) is a species of bird in the family Motacillidae.The bird's natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland of the Ethiopian Highlands,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 Ethiopian Highlands,except in the extreme north where it does not occur.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Motacillidae
Genus:Macronyx
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