Bird song playback as a tool should exist only to help the cause of ornithology and science, not to help photographers become social media sensations, or for birdwatchers to win the 'big year'.
Are you a birder/photographer who treats birds with respect by not using playback? Now you can proudly wear your 'No to Playback' badges and t-shirts and let your peers know that you're an ethical birder.
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Badges (58mm): Rs. 600 for 5 pieces
Tshirts: Rs. 1200
Prints (A3): Rs. 500 for the first print, 200 for the second copy onwards
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(The bird in the illustration is a Mishmi Wren Babbler, an IUCN Vulnerable species endemic to Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh, North-east India, that is serially hounded by photographers and birders who use playback).