Type of Bird Nest

Bird nest can be categorized into House nest and Cave nest

Bird nest can be categorized into House nest and Cave nest
Swifts build their nests on mountain and rock caves and cliffs near the sea. The natural climate and environment affects the texture which tends to be stiffer and harder.

Cave Nest

Swifts build their nests on mountain and rock caves and cliffs near the sea. The natural climate and environment affects the texture which tends to be stiffer and harder.

 

But generally cave nests contain more foreign materials and feathers than house nests.

House Nest

Swifts build their nests inside a house in urban areas near the sea where the environment is ideal and more controlled; therefore leading to fewer impurities and feathers in the bird's nest.

Swifts build their nests inside a house in urban areas near the sea where the environment is ideal and more controlled; therefore leading to fewer impurities and feathers in the bird's nest.
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Colours of Bird Nest

Depending on the environment and the swift's mineral intake content, the nests will vary in color

Colours Suitability Effects
White Nest Everyone Nourish, promote youthful complexion, boost immunity
Gold Nest Pregnant Women, Elderly Increased mineral contents
Blood Nest Pregnant Women, Anemia Sufferer Replenishes blood and calcium content

Shape of bird nest

  • Bowl or round shape bird nest is natural round shaped as it is build on beam of the house
  • Triangle bird nest is build in corner of the bird nest house
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Bird nest collected during February to April of the year is also known to be the best

Bird Nest Harvesting Season

Month Name Traits
February - April Season's First Increased rain fall which result in plenty of food for swiftlet, Nest is complete, shape and color is excellent
May - October Season's Second or Third Heavy Feather, More hollow on nest, Nest is less dense, light and contain more impurities

Identifying Good Quality Bird Nest

Good quality bird nest posses one or more of the following:

  • Fine and firm texture
  • Body of the bird nest is thick and big size, boat-shape (size of 3 fingers)
  • Feel dry, light and hard. (Light moisture content)
  • Contain minimal amount of feathers
  • Smaller edge size
  • Slight fishy smell
  • Expansion rate of bird nest when soaked in water is between 7 to 10 times
  • White Bird's nest color is ivory and not pure white
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Bird nest can be categorized into House nest and Cave nest

Type of Bird Nest

Bird nest can be categorized into House nest and Cave nest

Swifts build their nests on mountain and rock caves and cliffs near the sea. The natural climate and environment affects the texture which tends to be stiffer and harder.

Cave Nest

Swifts build their nests on mountain and rock caves and cliffs near the sea. The natural climate and environment affects the texture which tends to be stiffer and harder.

 

But generally cave nests contain more foreign materials and feathers than house nests.

Swifts build their nests inside a house in urban areas near the sea where the environment is ideal and more controlled; therefore leading to fewer impurities and feathers in the bird's nest.

House Nest

Swifts build their nests inside a house in urban areas near the sea where the environment is ideal and more controlled; therefore leading to fewer impurities and feathers in the bird's nest.

bird-nest-colours1

Colours of Bird Nest

Depending on the environment and the swift's mineral intake content, the nests will vary in color

Colours Suitability Effects
White Nest Everyone Nourish, promote youthful complexion, boost immunity
Gold Nest Pregnant Women, Elderly Increased mineral contents
Blood Nest Pregnant Women, Anemia Sufferer Replenishes blood and calcium content
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Shape of bird nest

  • Bowl or round shape bird nest is natural round shaped as it is build on beam of the house
  • Triangle bird nest is build in corner of the bird nest house
Bird nest collected during February to April of the year is also known to be the best

Bird Nest Harvesting Season

Month Name Traits
February - April Season's First Increased rain fall which result in plenty of food for swiftlet, nest is complete, shape and color is excellent
May - October Season's Second or Third Heavy Feather, more gap/hole on nest, nest is less dense, light and contain more impurities
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Identifying Good Quality Bird Nest

Good quality bird nest posses one or more of the following:

  • Fine and firm texture
  • Body of the bird nest is thick and big size, boat-shape (size of 3 fingers)
  • Feel dry, light and hard. (Light moisture content)
  • Contain minimal amount of feathers
  • Smaller edge size
  • Slight fishy smell
  • Expansion rate of bird nest when soaked in water is between 7 to 10 times
  • White Bird's nest color is ivory and not pure white