Black-nest Swiftlets

Black-nest Swiftlet, Collocalia maxima

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The Black-nest Swiftlet (Collocalia maxima) is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam; where it lives in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and montanes.

The Black-nest Swiftlet is one of the main sources of edible "saliva" nests for the "bird's nest soup" - a delicacy in Chinese cuisine.


 

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