Hunting birds in Nagaland is rampant and is totally accepted as part of daily life. Here, four dead barbets (for Rs. 600) hang in a roadside hotel between Dimapur and Kohima. Tribals hunt for the pot as well as for commercial reasons (like in this case). In the last couple of years, campaigns by the government of Nagaland has reduced incidence of bush meat found in markets.
Dead Great Barbets For Sale In Nagaland
by Ramki Sreenivasan