It Takes a Lot of Songbirds to Make a Meal in Cyprus

 

Cyprus outlawed the trapping and eating of songbirds forty years ago, but the trade has only gotten worse. Hundreds of thousands of migratory birds are illegally poached and served in area restaurants.  Apparently a British army base on the Mediterranean Inland is prime real estate for catching the local delicacy.

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17 Comments on It Takes a Lot of Songbirds to Make a Meal in Cyprus

  1. I couldn’t swallow that meal

    I wouldn’t go robin those nests

    these jokes are taking a tern for the worse

  2. The officer’s club must find a way to supplement their pitiful mess allowance from Her Majesty! You can’t expect officers to eat like enlisted men.

  3. I’ve eaten a lot of oddball stuff (I’ve posted about it from time to time) but I’ve never eaten a songbird unless you find some kind of melody coming from chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, pheasants, ostriches, or rheas. To me those only make noise, not music. The very idea of eating a songbird is acutely unappetizing.

  4. @JJ Audubon – A quebracho is a bird, too?

    I know the South American tree and lumber called quebracho fairly well. The wood is very, very hard, and so dense it doesn’t float and few insects can chew it. Burns hot and for a long time.

  5. “Hundreds of thousands of migratory birds are illegally poached and served in area restaurants.”
    They don’t look poached to me. I think they were roasted. More fake news.

  6. Let’s just focus on the songbirds and forget about moslems torturing and murdering people all over the globe. Or the demonrats and their liberal media trying to overthrow the Republic.

  7. Please, eat all the blackbirds you can find. They’re increasing in population around here like crazy. And they make the most annoying loud cacophony of hideous sounds.

  8. I have had “pickled songbird” in Cyprus some 25 years ago. They stuff the whole bird in vinegar for a month, then after most of the feathers have dissolved, pan fry the birds AS IS. (No gutting, no cleaning.) Holding the bird by the head, pop it in your mouth, pull, and out comes the spinal column with the head. Chew. Swallow (pun intended). Enjoy.

    I got ONE down. Dinner was light that night. LOL

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