Abyssinian Longclaw

Abyssinian Longclaw / Macronyx flavicollis

Abyssinian Longclaw

Here the details of the Abyssinian Longclaw named bird below:

SCI Name:  Macronyx flavicollis
Protonym:  Macronyx flavicollis NeueWirbelth.Vog. p.102
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Motacillidae /
Taxonomy Code:  abylon1
Type Locality:  Simen, near Entschetquab.
Publish Year:  1840
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.

flavicolle / flavicollis / flavicollo
L. flavus  golden-yellow; Mod. L. -collis  -necked, -throated  < L. collum  neck.
● ex “Yellow-throated Creeper” of Catesby 1731, “Parus carolinensis” of Brisson 1760, “Mésange grise à gorge jaune” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Yellow-throated Warbler” of Latham 1783, and Pennant 1785 (syn. Dendroica dominica).
● ex “Yellow-necked Heron” of Latham 1787 (Ixobrychus).
● ex “Black-throated Bunting” of Pennant 1785 (syn. Spiza americana).
● ex “Yellow-necked Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (unident.).