Grimwood’s Longclaw

Grimwood\'s Longclaw / Macronyx grimwoodi

Grimwood's Longclaw

Here the details of the Grimwood's Longclaw named bird below:

SCI Name:  Macronyx grimwoodi
Protonym:  Macronyx grimwoodi Bull.Br.Orn.Club 75 p.102
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Motacillidae /
Taxonomy Code:  grilon1
Type Locality:  Chitunta plain, Mwinilunga, Northern Rhodesia.
Publish Year:  1955
IUCN Status:  


(Motacillidae; Ϯ Orange-throated Longclaw M. capensis) Gr. μακρος makros  long, great; ονυξ onux, ονυχος onukhos  claw; "MACRONYX.   ...   Bill moderate, straight, the culmen slightly arched.  Nostrils naked, large, the aperture oblong.  Wings rather short, the four first quills equal and longest.  Tail slightly rounded.  Feet long; the lateral scales of the tarsi entire; the nail of the hind toe very long and curved.   Type. L'Alouette Sentinelle. Levaill., Ois. pl. 195." (Swainson 1827); "Macronyx Swainson, 1827, Zool. Journ., 3, p. 344. Type, by original designation, "L'Alouette sentinelle" of Levaillant = Alauda capensis Linnaeus" (White in Peters 1960, IX, 142).

Gr. μακρος makros  long, great; ονυξ onux, ονυχος onukhos  claw, nail.

Maj. Ian Robert Grimwood (1912-1990) British naturalist, conservationist, Chief Game Warden of Kenya 1959-1964 (Macronyx, subsp. Muscicapa aquatica, subsp. Sheppardia polioptera).