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Grimwood's Longclaw - BirdForum Opus

Macronyx grimwoodi

Identification

19·5–21 cm (7¾-8¼ in)
Male

Distribution

Western Africa: found from eastern Angola to south-western Zaire and extreme north-western Zambia.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Wet short grass on plains, river valleys and drainage ditches.

Behaviour

Diet

Theire is little information available; they probably eat small insects such as beetles, caterpillars and grasshoppers.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2015)

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