bright orange throat bordered by black (South africa; 2007-06-30)

Cape (Orange-throated) Longclaw
Macronyx capensis

Native Range: Africa

Notes: longclaws are brightly colored relatives of pipits and wagtails; the sexes are alike and they inhabit a wide range of grasslands and savannahs where they walk (not hop) along the ground in search of insects and other food items.

yellow-orange underparts below the black collar (South africa; 2007-06-30)

orange lores; upright posture (South africa; 2007-06-30)

walks or runs rather than hops (South africa; 2007-06-30)

posing for a portrait (South africa; 2007-06-30)