Bali myna in exhibit

Bali Myna

Scientific Name

Leucopsar rothschildi








Open forests and savannas

Estimated Wild Population

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

More Information

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.

Species Survival Plan logo

Species Survival Plan®

We cooperate with other members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to manage the zoo population of this species through a Species Survival Plan®.

Learn More

Animal Care staff working with seal

Commitment to Care

Lincoln Park Zoo prioritizes individual well-being over everything else. Guided by scientific research, staff and volunteers work to provide the best welfare outcomes for each individual in the zoo’s care.

Learn More

Support Your Zoo

Two Chilean flamingos in exhibit

Animals Depend On People Too

When you ADOPT an animal, you support world-class animal care by helping to provide specially formulated diets, new habitat elements, and regular veterinary checkups.

ADOPT an Animal

Asian small-clawed otter in exhibit

Wish List

The Wish List is full of one-of-a-kind items for the zoo’s animals, including nutritious snacks and enrichment items to keep them active and healthy. 

Browse the Wish List

Take Action With Us

Wildlife face many daunting challenges—some global, like planet-wide climate change, and some that affect individuals, like an animal ingesting plastic—but now is not the time to despair. None of these problems are too big for us to come together and solve.

Learn More