The Association of Canaricultores del Sureste (ACS) has organized last weekend the 51st edition of the National Contest of Singing Malinois, a specific modality of song of canaries.
The 376 birds come from all parts of Spain have participated in this sound contest in the two available modalities, individual singing and team singing, in a competition that has been the stage of the IES Pedro Antonio Ruiz de Abanilla (Murcia).
The national competition has been backed by the Federation of Spanish Cultural Sports Ornithology (FOCDE) and has had two of the best judges in the world, the Belgians Luc Vermincksel and Alex Bungeneers.
Both have had a hard job deciding the winner of this edition of a modality, Canto Malinois, where the Canaries stand out for their enveloping song in which they simulate water-like sounds.
Breeders coming from various places in Spain such as Cádiz, Madrid, Valencia, Granada, Cuenca, Almería, Ávila, Ciudad Real, Albacete or Murcia, among other cities, demonstrate the rise of an event that this year has changed its headquarters to Abanilla for the first time time.
And it is that the previous editions took place in Sangonera la Verde.
After the two days of sound and sound competition, the winner in the team mode has been José Santiago (Granada).
The rest of the podium was completed by Ramón Monfort (Valencia) and Juan José Cascales (Murcia).
While in the modality of individual singing and after a hard fight the champion has been Miguel Beltrán (Valencia), who has also held the prize for the best bird in the contest.
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Logistics problems forced the relocation of the 51st edition of the Sangonera la Seca contest to Abanilla.
Something that has been possible thanks to the mediation of the youngest judge of Canto Malinois in Spain and Secretary of the Association of Canaricultores del Sureste, the flagman José Manuel Blasco, who measured before the impossibility of organizing it in Sangonera so that the Headquarters transfer in record time to your hometown.
"I want to thank the management of IES Pedro Antonio Ruiz for his willingness to collaborate with an initiative that has great roots in our region, while encouraging all Murcia fans to see the development of the contest. I can assure you that he will leave you with an open mouth because it is an incredibly beautiful modality, "Blasco said.