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SPECIES INFO

The Abyssinian Longclaw, Macronyx flavicollis, is a species of bird in the Motacillidae family. It is endemic to Ethiopia.

Habitat

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland and arable land.The Abyssinian Longclaw is very similar in both appearance and behavior to the Yellow-throated Longclaw (Macronyx croceus) of other parts of Africa. It is a common grassland bird of the western and south eastern highlands of Ethiopia except in the extreme north where it does not occur.

Threats

It is threatened by habitat loss.

Source
  • BirdLife International 2004. Macronyx flavicollis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007.
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