Image courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art | Licence: CC0 1.0
Image courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art | Licence: CC0 1.0

Needle-Tailed Swift (Hirundapus caudaculus)

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Description

Inscription: signed, lower left, in brown ink: =hüet. ; VERSO, lower left, in black ink: 264 - Martinet géant ; lower left, in graphite: 364?
Medium: watercolor and gouache; framing lines in graphite
Dimensions: Sheet: 48.5 x 34.6 cm (19 1/8 x 13 5/8 in.); Image: 22.5 x 22.8 cm (8 7/8 x 9 in.)
Credit Line: Delia E. Holden Fund
Accesion Number: 1973.176
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Location

Asia

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Tww Comment

The needle-tailed swift is a migratory bird that breeds in Central Asia and southern Siberia and winters in the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Australia. The artist is not known to have travelled to these areas.