Shaun can't help but wonder when he will get his first girlfriend. His friends say it will happen only when his plumage turns full black, but he reckons he can get there earlier with a bit of photoshop and an online dating profile. (Immature Amethyst Sunbird)
Since then the competition has grown from 150 participants to about 2000 this year. It has also expanded to a total of 10 countries in the South East Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Philippines and Brunei.
This year's competition is Singapore's 14th installment and was held yesterday.