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The Mulet, The Unknown Bird.
We all know the saying; “ It Depends on the mules”_Seen or heard on TV, with a big laughing talk show.
That is, the Mulet, is a hybrid of a breeding an ass with a mare. But it exists also in breeding birds and dogs of different kinds together.
In Algiers, Algeria, people, and more particularly the people, aficionados of birds breeding, they call it a Mulet; it’s a hybrid bird resulting from breeding a Canary Female bird and a male goldfinch, the chardonneret élégant, a Mediterranean passerine of the Carduelis family.
Due to a savage poaching and chasing specimens, especially the goldfinch and tracking it into to its ultimate refuge by the poachers in that purpose, in addition to the disastrous effects of urbanization; the unlimited need of lots of land for construction had forced the City admins to declassify the agricultural terrain into urban design purpose, which change the configuration of the rural countryside into cities and housing projects, hence it had gradually led to an environmental disaster, in which The goldfinch disappeared completely for the back country and even from the landscapes, of orchards and vineyards, in to even from the backyard of your house. You can only find it nowadays as a caged bird in a zoo. or the botanical gardens. Both the canary and the the goldfinch are either imported within pet trade or brought from abroad by smugglers, since it’s banned from exotic species export admins
In the purpose to bring to the attention to people and especially the youth, I want to say here, that is, even though you keep your bird in a cage as a pet, you are contributing to the disrupt of the natural population, the flora and fauna, the precarious habitats of all the systems, either by isolating one of the elementals species as pollinators.
So, I borrowed a poem from poetryfondation.com below. As the climate change slogans and disappearing species become a an urgent matter for discussion about the protection of the environment, and in order to contribute somehow, a little bit to the solutions to problems, on my own way by blogging about the Algerian Goldfinch
Here’s the link to the poem
The Unknown Bird
Three lovely notes he whistled, too soft to be heard