Alternative name: Ethiopian Longclaw
- Macronyx flavicollis
The only longclaw of the Ethiopian highlands.
It is very similar in both appearance and behaviour to the Yellow-throated Longclaw Macronyx croceus.
Endemic to Ethiopia.
This is a monotypic sp.
High-altitude grassland and arable land.
It builds a cup-shape nest raised slightly above the ground lined with grass. The clutch consists of 2 or 3 glossy, pale greenish-white eggs which are flecked with dull brown.
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