The yellow-throated longclaw (Macronyx croceus) is a species of bird in the family Motacillidae. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and sandy shores. Yellow-throated longclaws are passerine birds, which means that they like to stand or perch on trees, branches, and even fence posts. They are most often solitary or with a partner, foraging for insects on the ground. In addition to their namesake long claws, these birds also have long tails that they swish back and forth frequently. Their nests are built on the ground and they lay up to four speckled eggs. They grow to 20 cm long. They are ground-feeding insectivores and ground nesters, laying up to four speckled eggs.