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Noun1.Collocalia - a genus of ApodidaeCollocalia - a genus of Apodidae      
bird genus - a genus of birds
Apodidae, family Apodidae - swifts; in former classifications included in the order Coraciiformes
Collocalia inexpectata, swiftlet - swift of eastern Asia; produces the edible bird's nest
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Edible bird's nest (EBN) originates from the saliva of swiftlet species; they mostly come from Collocalia fuciphaga, Aerodramus fuciphagus, and Aerodramus maximus species, commonly found in Southeast Asia [12, 13].
(61) After Kathan and Weeks had published in 1969 (62) the isolation of Sia from Collocalia mucoid (edible bird nest substance), from the Chinese swiftlet (Genus Aerodramus collocalia), another source for the isolation of large quantities of Neu5Ac was found.
Histological and histochemical studies on esophagus of the germain's swiftlet (Collocalia german oustalet, 1878).
The nests came in two main types, white (Collocalia fuciphaga) --the more expensive variety; and Collocalia maximi or black bids' nest.
It is produced by several different swiftlet species in the genus of Aerodramus and Collocalia and the nest is mainly built by male swiftlets [2].