Facts About Edible Birdnests and Swiftlets

1)Edible bird’s nest is the nest made purely of swiftlet’s saliva secretion. This nest is usually found in caves near shoreline cliffs or under eaves of house and is hand-collected. Hairs and filth are then removed from the nest before manufacturing.

2) The Swiftlet bird (scientifically named Collocalia, known as Walet or Layang-layang in Indonesia) belongs to the Apodidae family, which is not the same as the common Swallow bird. Swiftlet birds live in flocks along tropical seaside and consume wild insects. From the appearance, Swiftlet differs from the so called “House Swallow” size wise. The average body length of a Swiftlet is 9 centimeters, about half the size of a Swallow.

3)The average life span of a Swiftlet is about 15 to 18 years. Its age influences the quality of its nest. In general, the older the bird is, the more simmer-tolerant the nest is.


About hdhew
I am a Computer Engineer graduated 2004 from an university in NSW Australia, a businessman and owner of few successful swiftlet farmer in Indonesia and have helped many others to successfully set up their swiftlet farm by providing free advice and supplying right tools and sounds in Indonesia and many others countries.

One Response to Facts About Edible Birdnests and Swiftlets

  1. Andy Kho says:

    Great Blog Hen, hopefully you will keep adding more information to share with all newbies like us and more information of the best place to get those gadgets for bh.

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