Parakeet...for breakfast

John Spies

Mae Hong Son, Thailand

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Black Lahu boys with a parakeet that they have captured in rice fields near their village in the early morning. They will pluck the bird, roast the scrawny carcass on the coals then smash it with chillie and salt in a pestal. Eaten with mountain rice it is a nutritious and tasty meal. To catch the bird they coat thin bamboo sticks with a glue they have made from the bark of a tree. They then position the sticks in a tree and place a chained parakeet that has a strong ‘tweet’. The call of the captive bird attracts others that land on the glued sticks. Taken in a remote part of northwest Thailand in 1979, on kodachrome film. The boy on the right, wearing hand-stitched traditional tribal clothing, is now the headman of his village.

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