"They are burung pipit," calls out the bird seller, reclining on a grassy bank."I caught them with a net."
"Why have you painted them?"
"To make them more interesting for children. Pink is the most popular colour."
His opening price is Rp 5,000 ($0.50) per bird.
"What can we not hunt?"
"Birds," replied Suhara, manager of the Malabar Mess.
"What about the birds being sold just here in the market?"
"Catching and selling birds is not the same as hunting and killing them. People buy the birds and then release them."