Bornean Swiftlet / Collocalia dodgei

Bornean Swiftlet / Collocalia dodgei

Bornean Swiftlet

SCI Name:  Collocalia dodgei
Protonym:  Collocalia dodgei Smiths.Misc.Coll. 47 no.4 p.431
Category:  Caprimulgiformes / Apodidae /
Taxonomy Code:  cavswi3
Type Locality:  Mt. Kina Balu, Borneo.
Publish Year:  1905
IUCN Status:  


(Apodidae; Glossy Swiftlet C. esculenta) Gr. κολλα kolla  glue; καλια kalia  nest; the nests of cave swiftlets are made from a cement formed in the salivary glands of breeding birds, and form the base of the Chinese delicacy birds-nest soup.  However, the hard, fibrous nests of the Glossy Swiftlet are considered useless for culinary purposes; "COLLOCALIA, n.  Hirundo, L.  C. esculenta, (L.) n. Briss., II. t. 46. f. 2. A." (G. Gray 1840); "Collocalia G. R. Gray, List Gen. Bds., 1840, p. 8.  Type, by original designation, Hirundo esculenta Linné." (Peters, 1940, IV, p. 220). 
Var. CollicaliaColocalia.
Synon. Salangana.

H. D. Dodge (fl. 1904) US collector in Borneo (subsp. Collocalia linchi).