#22 skinned and ready for cooking

Via Flickr:
In case you’re wondering if what these are… so am I the first time I took a look at it. Any guesses?… Hint: crunchy when cooked 🙂

It’s lean, composed of skin, muscles and bones (and heads). Not much fat if you look at it closely because its primary diet is grains.

OK, before your imagination wanders off, I’ll tell you what these are. These are skinned Philippine Orioles, much locally know as “Maya”. These birds are endemic here in the Philippines, especially in the Visayas region. Farmers consider Maya birds as pests because it can damage rice crops.

And yes, I ate 3. It’s not bad really, if you don’t mind the crunching sound of bones 🙂


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