White-throated Needletail

Hirundapus caudacutus

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The white-throated needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus), also known as needle-tailed swift or spine-tailed swift, is a large swift in the genus Hirundapus. It is reputed to reach speeds of up to 170 km/h (105 mph) in horizontal flight, but this has not been verified because the methods used to measure its speed have never been published.

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  1. (c) David Cook, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.flickr.com/photos/16520061@N08/1901248497
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirundapus_caudacutus

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