Bali Mynah

Bali Mynah

Leucopsar rothschildi

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Quick Facts

Body Length: 7 to 8 inches
Wing Span: Approx. 7 to 8 inches
Distribution: Northwestern Bali, a small section of Bali Barat National Park (possibly only about 10 left in the wild)
Savannah and open woodlands
Wild Diet: Fruits, insects, worms, and invertebrates
Zoo Diet: Frugivore and softbill diet, mealworms, and crickets

Female and male Bali mynahs look alike, having beautiful white feathers, black tipped wings and tails, and a bright powder blue crescent of skin around the eyes. Their heads are topped off by a lacy white crest of feathers. They are about the size of cardinals.

Status in the Wild

Bali mynahs are among the rarest birds in the world. Like many island species, Bali mynahs are easily threatened with extinction because they live in small, clumped groups. Bali has been heavily deforested so now there is much less habitat for birds to nest in. But the main threat to Bali mynahs is the illegal pet trade.

Conservation Programs
  • The Bali Mynah is classified as "Critically Endangered" by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 
  • CZS Conservation
  • Listed on Appendix I of CITES


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