Annual Bird Singing Contests in Thailand

NEW YORK | Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 6:32pm EDT

Bird singing contests are held annually in Thailand between January and July. The competitions are taken seriously and with the caged doves raised on poles three to six metres tall, judges listen to the songs and award points according to pitch, melody and volume.

Bird singing contests are held annually in Thailand between January and July. The competitions are taken seriously and with the caged doves raised on poles three to six metres tall, judges listen to the songs and award points according to pitch, melody and volume. Below are images from two locations in Thailand where contests were held this month. [via SacBee]

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Thai villagers watch their birds during a bird-singing contest in the southern province of Yala on March 7. AFP / Getty Images / Muhammad Sabri

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A Thai villager gestures towards his birds during a bird-singing contest in the southern province of Yala on March 7. AFP / Getty Images / Muhammad Sabri

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Thai villagers watch their birds during a bird-singing contest in the southern province of Yala on March 7. AFP / Getty Images / Muhammad Sabri

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A villager hoists his bird cage up a pole during a bird-singing contest in the southern province of Yala on March 6. AFP / Getty Images / Muhammad Sabri

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