Asian Songbirds placing a conclusion to unlawful trapping and unsustainable animal trade

Asian Songbirds placing a conclusion to unlawful trapping and unsustainable animal trade

A captive Bulbul that is straw-headed Pycnonotus, popular in Asian areas © TRAFFIC

hunted due to their track

Asian songbirds reach crisis point. Need for a wide selection of songbirds throughout Southeast Asia has led to a madness of unlawful trapping and unsustainable trade to provide interest in them as caged birds.

The incessant trapping of songbirds is causing woodlands that have been when full of song to gradually develop quiet. It has driven some types such as the Straw-headed Bulbul to regional extinction.