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Longclaw

Longclaws
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family†:Motacillidae
Genera
Macronyx
† see also: pipit, wagtail

The longclaws are a group of small passerine birds with long tails, which they wag frequently. They are restricted to Africa

They are in the same family as the pipits and longclaws.

Longclaws are slender, often colourful, ground-feeding insectivores of open country. They are ground nesters, laying up to four speckled eggs.

There are eight species, all in Macronyx.



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