The Salangane’s nest, the heroic story of a tiny bird

July 15th, 2015|The Naturalist's Notebook|0 Comments

All around the islands in the Phang Nga Bay, these tiny swiftlets can be observed, flying endlessly above the sea at incredible speed. They build up their nest on the walls of the caves and anfractuosity of the many islands around. These nests, mainly composed of the birds' dried saliva, are highly appreciated in Chinese cuisine [...]