Cape or Orange-throated Longclaw

Macronyx capensis (Endemic)

The orange-throated or cape longclaw is endemic to southern Africa, occurring in moist, short grassland and fynbos as well as pastures and vleis.

We first recorded this species in March 2010 while staying in the town of Wakkerstroom in Mpumulanga. Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve (45 minutes south of Johannesburg) provides excellent photographic opportunities for this species.


Orange-throated Longclaw / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / April 2017 Orange-throated Longclaw / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / 01 May 2018 Orange-throated Longclaw / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / December 2018 Orange-throated Longclaw / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / December 2018 Orange-throated Longclaw / Suikerbosrand, South Africa / 27 October 2013 Orange-throated Longclaw / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / 01 May 2018 Orange-throated Longclaw / Suikerbosrand, South Africa / 27 October 2013 Orange-throated Longclaw / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / December 2018 Orange-throated Longclaw / Suikerbosrand, South Africa / 27 October 2013 Orange-throated Longclaw / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa / 12 October 2014 Orange-throated Longclaw / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa Orange-throated Longclaw / Suikerbosrand, South Africa / 27 October 2013 Orange-throated Longclaw / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa Orange-throated Longclaw / Suikerbosrand, South Africa / 27 October 2013 Orange-throated Longclaw (juvenile) / Devon farmlands, South Africa / 14 March 2015 Orange-throated Longclaw / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / 01 May 2018 Cape or Orange-throated Longclaw (Colletti) / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa Orange-throated Longclaw / Suikerbosrand, South Africa / 27 October 2013 Cape or Orange-throated Longclaw (Colletti) / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa Orange-throated Longclaw / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / 01 May 2018 Orange-throated Longclaw / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa Orange-throated Longclaw / Suikerbosrand, South Africa / 27 October 2013 Orange-throated Longclaw / Suikerbosrand, South Africa / 27 October 2013 Orange-throated Longclaw (juvenile) / Devon farmlands, South Africa / 14 March 2015 Orange-throated Longclaw / Suikerbosrand, South Africa / 27 October 2013 Cape or Orange-throated Longclaw (Colletti) / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa Orange-throated Longclaw / Suikerbosrand, South Africa / 27 October 2013 Orange-throated Longclaw / Suikerbosrand, South Africa / 27 October 2013 Cape or Orange-throated Longclaw (Colletti) / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa Orange-throated Longclaw / Suikerbosrand, South Africa / 27 October 2013 Orange-throated Longclaw (juvenile) / Devon farmlands, South Africa / 14 March 2015 Orange-throated Longclaw / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / 01 May 2018 Orange-throated Longclaw / Suikerbosrand, South Africa / 27 October 2013 Orange-throated Longclaw / Suikerbosrand, South Africa / 27 October 2013 Orange-throated Longclaw / Suikerbosrand, South Africa / 27 October 2013 Orange-throated Longclaw / Suikerbosrand, South Africa / 27 October 2013 Cape or Orange-throated Longclaw / Devon farmlands, South Africa / 25 January 2013
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