is a competitive animal sport in which male chaffinches are made to compete for the highest number of bird calls in an hour. Also called vinkenzetting (Dutch finch sitting), it is primarily active in the Dutch-speaking Flanders region of Belgium.
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In a contest, a row of small cages, each housing a single male finch, are lined up approximately six feet apart along a street.
A timekeeper begins and ends the contest with a red flag. Every time a bird sings a correct terminating flourish to their call—most often transcribed as susk-e-wiet—it is marked with a chalk stripe on a long wooden stick, and the bird singing its song the most times during one hour wins the contest.