Pangani Longclaw

Pangani Longclaw / Macronyx aurantiigula

Pangani Longclaw

Here the details of the Pangani Longclaw named bird below:

SCI Name:  Macronyx aurantiigula
Protonym:  Macronyx aurantiigula J.Orn. 39 p.222
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Motacillidae /
Taxonomy Code:  panlon1
Type Locality:  Pangani River.
Publish Year:  1891
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.

Late Med. L. aurantius orange-coloured; L. gula throat.