Indian spine tailed swift

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Subject: Indian spine tailed swift
From: "Strom, Kristine" <>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 11:17:11 -0600
I am a photo editor for Encyclopaedia Britannica working on a project which involves finding an image of an Indian spine-tailed swift.  Through extensive research via the internet and our usual photo sites, I keep coming up short.  I have not found a single image which uses this specific name. 
The information I was given for the search is as follows:
photo Indian spine-tailed swift bird in flight--A member of the Kingfisher family of birds, it is known to scientists as Hirundapus caudacutus. True to its name, the spine-tailed swift has small spines projecting from its tail feathers. For the same reason, the bird is known in some areas of the world as the white-throated needle tail.
Could you please this information correct?  Also, would you able to advise as to where I might be able to procure an image of said bird, if there is such a bird.
Thank you in advance for your time and attention to this matter.  I look forward to your response at your earliest convenience. 
Kristine Strom
Kristine A. Strom
Sr. Media Editor
Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc.
310 S. Michigan Avenue
Art Department
Chicago, IL 60604
(312)347-7295 direct
(312)294-2191 fax
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