Pet bird trade (Colombia) [ 48 images ]
Keeping caged birds in houses on the Caribbean coast of Colombia has a strong tradition and it dates back to Spanish colonial times. The habit is widely spread across all social classes and it is often passed through generations. Birds of all species have always been kept in cages for one reason: the bird’s singing. Those birds which can be taught to sing complex harmony lines or to mimic sounds, and thus win popular bird singing competitions, are highly treasured. Although domesticated...