Songbirds in Singapore

Taken in 1998 in the Tiong Bahru suburb of Singapore, this row of exquisite songbirds were for sale at a large market. At first the fact they were caged worried me, but I realised after a while that they seemed happy enough. Songbirds are very popular in the Far East and it is commonplace to own one as a pet.

There’s a whole section on Birdlife in my latest book “50 Years Around the World”



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