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13 news items

 
New York Times
Wed, 13 Jul 2011 18:53:09 -0700

The bird — called, appropriately enough, the edible-nest swiftlet — makes its nest by regurgitating long strands of sticky saliva onto the wall of a cave or house, as the case may be. These strands harden into a woven cup, weighing on average about a ...

New Scientist

New Scientist
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:21:15 -0700

The nests were traditionally harvested from caves in South-East Asia where the birds – the edible-nest swiftlet, Aerodramus fuciphagus, and the black-nest swiftlet, Aerodramus maximus – make their nests. The natural supply is no longer enough to keep ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Sat, 07 Feb 2015 01:00:51 -0800

Kovac, a slight, precise man of 34, flits between tables as he demonstrates the lab's latest prototype, a flying 3D printer modelled on the edible-nest swiftlet, a small Asian bird. “Our aim is to create designs inspired by nature,” he says. “They may ...

Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Telegraph
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:11:26 -0700

The most heavily harvested nests are from the edible-nest swiftlet or white-nest and black-nest swiftlets. Most nests are built during the breeding season by the male swiftlet over 35 days in the shape of a shallow cup stuck to the cave wall. The nests ...
 
Hindustan Times
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:46:35 -0700

More than one lakh Indian Swiftlets or, the Indian Edible-nest Swiftlet, visit and breed at Vengurla Rocks – also known as the Burnt Island. Experts said eggs of the Indian Swiftlet are used to make nest soup in West Asia. “These birds build their ...
 
The Hindu
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:49:21 -0700

In his presentation, Dr. Azeez emphasised the role of communities in protecting biodiversity. The experiment of making the conservation of the Andaman Edible-nest Swiftlet a community-oriented initiative was promising. The nests of these birds fetched ...
 
Toronto Star
Thu, 29 Nov 2007 01:38:51 -0800

It's called the edible-nest swiftlet because its nests are edible. This is the only reason anybody cares about it. They are used to make soup. The swiftlets are an Asian relative of our chimney swifts. Swiftlets, and swifts, are stunningly drab, grey ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:01:23 -0700

The nests of the edible-nest swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphagus) are made almost entirely from hardened saliva and produce a gelatinous soup, famed for its aphrodisiac qualities. Known as yan wo (literally “swallow's nest”) these constructions have become ...
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