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Edible-nest Swiftlet

Aerodramus fuciphagus (Thunberg, CP 1812)

The edible-nest swiftlet, also known as the white-nest swiftlet, is a small bird of the swift family which is found in South-East Asia. Its opaque and whitish nest is made exclusively of solidified saliva and is the main ingredient of bird's nest soup, a delicacy of Chinese cuisine. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Apodidae
Genus:
   Aerodramus
Scientific:
  Aerodramus fuciphagus


Original description

Citation:
  (Thunberg, CP 1812)

Reference:
   K.Vet.-Akad.Handl. 33 p.153

Protonym:
  Hirundo Fuciphaga

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/47088097


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  711541ED8D72AB0F

Avibase ID:
  avibase-711541ED

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/711541ED


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554970

Geographic range:

  • Aerodramus fuciphagus fuciphagus: Java, Kangean Is. and Bali to w L Sundas and Tanahjampea I.
  • Aerodramus fuciphagus perplexus: Maratua Archipelago (off e Borneo)
  • Aerodramus fuciphagus dammermani: Flores (w Lesser Sundas)
  • Aerodramus fuciphagus micans: E Lesser Sundas (Sumba, Sawu and Timor)
English:
Edible-nest Swiftlet
Catalan:
Salangana de niu blanc
Czech:
salangana ostrovní
Danish:
Grågumpet Salangan
German:
Weißnestsalangane
Spanish:
Rabitojo de Nido Comestible
Spanish (Spain):
Salangana Nidoblanco
Finnish:
jaavansalangaani
French:
Salangane à nid blanc
Hungarian:
szalangána
Italian:
Salangana orientale
Japanese (romaji):
jawaanatsubame
Japanese:
ジャワアナツバメ
Lithuanian:
Tunbergo erodramas
Dutch:
Eetbaar-nestsalangaan
Norwegian:
Reirsuppesalangan
Polish:
salangana sundajska
Portuguese:
andorinhão-de-ninho-comestível
Russian:
Салангана водорослевая
Slovak:
salangána sundská
Swedish:
svalbosalangan
Ukrainian:
Салангана сундайська
Chinese:
爪哇金丝燕
Chinese (Traditional):
爪哇金絲燕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Edible-nest Swiftlet ( Aerodramus fuciphagus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Edible-nest Swiftlet ( Aerodramus fuciphagus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Edible-nest Swiftlet ( Aerodramus fuciphagus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Edible-nest Swiftlet ( Aerodramus fuciphagus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Edible-nest Swiftlet ( Aerodramus fuciphagus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Edible-nest Swiftlet ( Aerodramus fuciphagus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Edible-nest Swiftlet ( Aerodramus fuciphagus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Edible-nest Swiftlet ( Aerodramus fuciphagus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Edible-nest Swiftlet ( Aerodramus fuciphagus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Salangane à nid blanc ( Aerodramus fuciphaga) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Collocalia fuciphaga

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Aerodramus [fuciphagus or inexpectatus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Catalan: Salangana de niu blanc
Czech: salangana ostrovní
Danish: Grågumpet Salangan
German: Weißnestsalangane
English: Edible-nest Swiftlet, German's Swiftlet, Gray-rumped Swiftlet, Grey-rumped Swiftlet, Thunberg's swiftlet, White-nest Swiftlet
English (India): White-nest Swiftlet (Edible-nest Swiftlet)
Esperanto: Blanknesta apuseto
Spanish: Rabitojo de Nido Comestible
Spanish (Spain): Salangana Nidoblanco
Estonian: hõrkpesa-salangaan
Finnish: jaavansalangaani
French: Salangane à nid blanc
Hungarian: szalangána
Indonesian: Burung Walet Sarang-putih, Walet sarang-putih
Italian: Salangana orientale
Japanese (romaji): jawa ana-tsubame, jawaanatsubame
Japanese: ジャワアナツバメ
Japanese (Kanji): ジャワ穴燕
Scientific: Aerodramus fuciphaga, Aerodramus fuciphaga fuciphaga, Aerodramus fuciphagus, Aerodramus fuciphagus fuciphagus, Aerodramus fuciphagus germani, Aerodramus germani, Aerodramus germani germani, Collocalia fuciphaga, Collocalia fuciphaga fuciphaga, Collocalia Germani, Hirundo Fuciphaga
Lithuanian: Tunbergo erodramas
Malay: Burung Layang-layang Gua, Layang-Layang Gua
Dutch: Eetbaar-nestsalangaan
Norwegian: Reirsuppesalangan
Polish: salangana sundajska
Pinyin: zhǎowā jīn-sī-yàn
Portuguese: andorinhão-de-ninho-comestível
Portuguese (Portugal): Andorinhão-de-ninho-comestível
Russian: Салангана водорослевая
Slovak: dážďovník sivochrbtý, salangána sundská
Swedish: svalbosalangan
Thai: นกแอ่นกินรัง , นกแอ่นกินรังตะโพกขาว
Thai (Transliteration): nók àeen kin-raŋ, nók àeen kin-raŋ tà-pʰôok-kʰăaw
Ukrainian: Салангана сундайська
Vietnamese: Chim Yến hàng, Chim Yến hông xám, Yến hàng
Chinese: 爪哇金丝燕
Chinese (Traditional): 爪哇金絲燕

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