Counts in recent years indicate there may be fewer than 20 Bali Mynah birds still in the wild.
Even though there are some Bali starlings in zoos, there are still less than 1100 total known in existence today. Attempts to release the birds back into the wild have only resulted in them disappearing. Most likely into the hands of illegal poachers.
Description of the Bali Mynah
The Bali Mynah is a snow white bird. His only coloring will be found in the blue around his eyes and the black on the tips of his tail and wing feathers, which look like they have been dipped in black ink.
|Photo by Cynthia Sylvestermouse|
I felt quite privileged to see the lovely Bali Mynah in person myself. We should never move so fast that we don't take the time to really stop, look and appreciate the lovely creatures that share the earth with us right now. Some won't be here for our great grandchildren to see. All that will be left are the photos and memories.
Facts About the Bali Mynah
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via Wikimedia Commons
- Critically Endangered
- Only found in the northwestern tip of the Indonesian island of Bali
- Mostly Snowy White
- Member of the Passeriformes or Perching bird order
- Normal Body size 8.5" females & 9" - 10" males
- Weight: 3 - 3.5 ounces
- Diet: Insects, Worms, Seeds and Fruit
- May live up to 25 years in Captivity
- Also known as Rothschild's mynah
The photo above on the right was used with permission. I wanted you to be able to see the black tipped wing tips and tail feathers. That is most likely a female in photo since the male no longer has a crown or crest. She preens her crest to attract her life-long mate during mating season.
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