Edible-nest Swiftlet (species: Aerodramus fuciphagus) in Laos Wildlife (Gaia Guide)
Aerodramus fuciphagus
Edible-nest Swiftlet

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©Lip Kee Yap: Edible-nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphagus)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Apodiformes
Family Apodidae
Genus Aerodramus
Species Aerodramus fuciphagus



Distinguishing features

The plumage is blackish-brown above, paler on the underparts. The rump is slightly paler than the rest of the upperparts. The tail is slightly forked and the wings are long and narrow. The bill and feet are black. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 12 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.


Interesting facts

  • Its nest is made of solidified saliva and is used to make bird's nest soup. (Wikipedia)


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