MACRONYX

(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).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 23 January 2019).