A Tucville man with his best towa towa bird on Saturday morning. This bird has won him many bets from whistling bouts with other towa towa birds. The birdcage was made by a local craftsman and adorned with beads for a Rastafarian touch.
The lesser seed finch (Oryzoborus Angolensis) is the most popular cage bird found primarily in Central & South America and some parts of the Caribbean. Its popularity in Brazil, Guyana and Trinidad are due mainly to the singing quality of these birds.
In Brazil the lesser seed finch is referred to as,”Curio”, which means,” friend of man”. In Guyana it is referred to as the,”Towa-A-Towa”, and in Trinidad it is referred to as, Chikichong.