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 3 years 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 8 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 2 years 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 5 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 8 years ago 33 sec 3.6
bird running around Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Keith and Lynn Youngs 22 November 2013 2 years ago 20 sec 3.5
PhotosSee all 27 photos
A bird perched on a bush
Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (ssp croceus)
Frederic Pelsy 13 October 2015 16 weeks ago 4.5
Perched bird showing its very long hindclaw
Locality Mkuze Game Reserve, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Peter Boesman 3 November 2014 1 year ago 4.4
Looking for food in the grass.
Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya
ANTHONY VILLAUME 7 April 2013 2 years ago 4.4
Adult in the grass
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Marco Valentini 14 August 2014 1 year ago 4.3
Yellow-throated Longclaw (Macronyx croceus)
Locality Nairobi National Park, Kenya
Jacques Erard 15 July 2010 2 years ago 4.3
A bird perched on a branch.
Locality Semliki National Park, Uganda
Tadeusz Rosinski 23 February 2011 3 years ago 4.3