Bali Myna - Leucopsar rothschildi

Length 8.6-9.0 in (21.8-22.9 cm)
Weight 2.5-4.1 oz (70-115 g)
Clutch Size 2-3
Chicks at birth Altricial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Bali Myna is a critically endangered bird that is endemic to the Island of Bali. They are found at the Bali Barat National Park and in zoos around the world. They are also known as the Bali Starling, Rothschild's Myna or the Bali Mynah. They do reproduce in captivity and the results of this breeding is what stocks the zoos of the world.

Both sexes look similar but the male is slightly larger. They have white feathers with black-tipped wings and tails, blue skin around their eyes and a yellowish bill.

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Diet: In the wild, they eat fruit, seeds, worms and insects.

Courtship: During breeding season (November through April in the wild), the male calls loudly and bobs up-and-down.

Nesting: Bali Myna's make their nest in tree holes. The nests are made from leave, plant steams and feathers. During the breeding season they can produce several clutches. Each clutch has 2-3 eggs. Both parents feed the chicks.

Habitat and Range: Bali Mynas are endemic to the Island of Bali. Their population there is critically endangered and there may be more Bali Mynas in zoos than in the wild. Poaching has been a severe problem but efforts are underway to repopulate Bali with captured birds. The local communities have been working to protect these birds from poaching.

Vocalization: No information found.

Plumage/Molt: No alternate or breeding plumage. Like most Starlings and Mynas they molt annually.

Migration: Not migratory.

Tongue/feet: Grayish feet and legs.


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