Yellow-throated Longclaw (Macronyx croceus) - HBW 9, p. 772
French: Sentinelle à gorge jaune
Spanish: Bisbita Gorgigualdo
Taxonomy: Alauda crocea Vieillot, 1816, Java; error = Senegal.
Genus probably closely related to Tmetothylacus and Hemimacronyx. May form a superspecies with M. fuellebornii. Plumage individually variable, and recognition of races often considered unwarranted; proposed race hygricus (Upper Guinea) included in nominate. Race vulturnus sometimes misspelt vulturinus. Three subspecies tentatively recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- croceus (Vieillot, 1816) - Senegambia E to Cameroon, W & S fringes of Chad, N & S Central African Republic, Gabon, NW & WC Angola, PRCongo, W, N & NE DRCongo, S Sudan, and Uganda and mesic areas of W & C Kenya S to Burundi and NW & N Tanzania (S to the Serengeti).
- tertius Clancey, 1958 - coastal lowlands of Kenya and Tanzania.
- vulturnus Friedmann, 1930 - C & S Tanzania, E Zambia (E of Luangwa Valley), Malawi, NE & C Zimbabwe and Mozambique S to SE South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 14 videos
Close up of a bird on the ground Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya
ANTHONY VILLAUME 8 April 2013 1 year ago 16 sec 4.5
A bird singing from a treetop Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Peter van Dam 28 August 2006 6 years ago 48 sec 4
Bird Preening. Locality Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (ssp vulturnus)
Doug and Denise Norris 3 September 2008 1 year ago 17 sec 4
Bird walking on ground searching for prey Locality iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (ssp vulturnus)
Tom Heijnen 11 August 2010 3 years ago 26 sec 4
A bird on a tree top, preening Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 13 September 2006 7 years ago 33 sec 3.6
bird running around Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Keith and Lynn Youngs 22 November 2013 1 year ago 20 sec 3.5
PhotosSee all 22 photos
Perched bird showing its very long hindclaw
Locality Mkuze Game Reserve, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Peter Boesman 3 November 2014 4 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.5
Looking for food in the grass.
Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya
ANTHONY VILLAUME 7 April 2013 1 year ago 4.4
Adult in the grass
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Marco Valentini 14 August 2014 13 weeks ago 4.3
Yellow-throated Longclaw (Macronyx croceus)
Locality Nairobi National Park, Kenya
Jacques Erard 15 July 2010 1 year ago 4.3
A bird perched on a branch.
Locality Semliki National Park, Uganda
Tadeusz Rosinski 23 February 2011 2 years ago 4.3
Bird on a bush.
Locality Serengeti, Tanzania (ssp croceus)
Adam Riley 28 February 2011 6 weeks ago 4