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Synonyms for swiftlet

swift of eastern Asia

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The food of the White-rumped Swiftlet (Aerodramus spodiopygius) in Fiji.
The company currently runs or develops 14 swiftlet parks, 13 on Peninsular Malaysia and one in the eastern province of Sarawak.
The breeding biology of the White-rumped Swiftlet Aerodramus spodiopygius spodiopygius in Samoa.
Introduced by prominent Chinese admiral Cheng He, swiftlet nests are among the most expensive animal products.
The bird passed with flying colors: Unlike birds from the two other species in its genus, the pygmy swiftlet can fly around in a darkened room without slamming into the walls.
Worse still, the cave swiftlet binds its nest entirely out of its own saliva.
As we said, swiftlet nests are very expensive, and not easy to find.
Found predominantly in caves in South-East Asia, the swiftlet is the only bird in the world that makes its nest from its own saliva.
As we said, swiftlet nests are very expensive, and they're not easy to find in American stores.
For example, the Nicobar Pigeon and Yellow- Billed Cardinal are protected under CITES, and the Swan Goose, Blue-Headed Quail-Dove, Guam Swiftlet, and Yellow Cardinal are all listed as "endangered" under the IUCN-World Conservation Union.
Lim, and Mustafa Abdul Rahman 2013 Roosting and nest-building behaviour of the white-nest swiftlet Aerodramus fuciphagus in farmed colonies.
Diptera made up 43% of the prey items of the White-rumped Swiftlet (Aerodramus spodiopygius) in Fiji (Tarburton 1986b), 24% of the prey of this species in Queensland, Australia (Tarburton 1993), and 25.
The eggs of Ediblenest Swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphaga) are sometimes taken from their nests and cross-fostered in the nests of colonies of Uniform Swiftlet (A.
These contests for control took place both between warring local groups and between the Dutch and British colonials, who each sought to control territory as a means of controlling valuable natural resources, including swiftlet nests (for use in Chinese cuisine), damar resin (used in torches and for sealing and caulking boats), gaharu incense (from the fungus-infected wood of the Aquilaria tree), bezoar stones (a traditional Chinese medicinal or amulet from the gallbladders of bears and monkeys), native latexes, rattan, timber, coal and fish (Enthoven 1903).
However, a single observation of a Glossy Swiftlet (Collocalia esculenta) perching on a tree was reported by Spennemann (1928).