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Buildings contructed specifically as 'artificial caves' the encourage Edible-nest Swiflets (Aerodramus [Collocalia] fuciphagus) to take up residence and nest. Nest are then collected seasonally and fetch extremely high prices to make 'birds nest soup'. Photo taken at Kumai, Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo..
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Buildings contructed specifically as 'artificial caves' the encourage Edible-nest Swiflets (Aerodramus [Collocalia] fuciphagus) to take up residence and nest. Nest are then collected seasonally and fetch extremely high prices to make 'birds nest soup'. Photo taken at Kumai, Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo..