Bali myna in exhibit

Bali Myna

Scientific Name

Leucopsar rothschildi

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Range

Indonesia

Habitat

Open forests and savannas

Estimated Wild Population

Less than 200
Bali myna in exhibit
IUCN Conservation Status: Critically Endangered IUCN Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

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Physical Description

Bali mynas have striking white plumage, black wing tips, bright blue coloration around their eyes, a yellow-tipped beak, and grayish-blue feet. These Asian songbirds often gather in groups to better locate food and watch for predators. They reside in treetops and nest in tree cavities, where females lay and incubate two to three eggs.

Interesting Fact 1

Bali mynas are nearly extinct in the wild due to poaching for the illegal pet and wildlife trade, where they are valued for their striking plumage and beautiful songs.

Interesting Fact 2

Males attract females by calling loudly and bobbing up and down.

Interesting Fact 3

Both males and females look after recently hatched chicks.

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