The Longclaws are a genus of small African passerine birds with long tails, which they wag frequently. They are in the same family as the pipits and wagtails.

Longclaws are slender, often colorful, ground-feeding insectivores of open country. They are ground nesters, laying up to four speckled eggs.

They are named for their unusually long hind claws, which are thought to help in walking on grass.

Genus Macronyx: longclaws
Cape longclaw, Macronyx capensis
Yellow-throated longclaw, Macronyx croceus
Fülleborn's longclaw, Macronyx fuellebornii
Sharpe's longclaw, Macronyx sharpei
Abyssinian longclaw, Macronyx flavicollis
Pangani longclaw, Macronyx aurantiigula
Rosy-breasted, or Rosy-throated Longclaw Macronyx ameliae
Grimwood's longclaw, Macronyx grimwoodi