"Keeping singing birds is a very popular hobby in China. If you walk along the street and hear a chirping bird overhead, you can be fairly sure it’s in a cage hanging from a branch! The most commonly kept breed of bird looks pretty dull, but sings beautifully. But this bird [see photo, right] looked as pretty as it sounded. The owner said it had no name (birds are rarely named) so I called it “Bluey”. I have no idea what kind of bird it is but I’d love to know. I’m trawling the internet, but if you know, or you know where I could find out, please drop me a line!"