English : Bali myna
French : Étourneau de Rothschild
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sturnidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach up to 25 cm in length for a weight of 115 grams. Unmistakable. Thick horn-colored bill, bright blue bare skin area around eyes and cheeks. Plumage entirely white with black tail tips and flight feathers. Huge crest.
Range and habitat
The species is endemic to Indonesia and only occurs in a reserve in the north-western part of Bali. Lives mostly in open woodlands with grassy areas.
IUCN RED LIST : CRITICALLY ENDANGERED
CITES : Appendix I
Status : The species is nearly extinct in the wild. It always had a very restricted range and illegal captures for international trade has had severe effects.
Ex-Situ Programs : SSP in America, EEP in Europe
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