leucopsar

Bali Starling | ©Michel Detay

A very rare bird, the Bali Starling (also known as Rothschild’s Mynah, Bali Mynah, and locally Jalak Bali), Leucopsar rothschildi (Passeriformes - Sutrnidae), endemic to Bali, where it is the national bird. Currently, this beautiful bird is only found in Bali Barat Nature Reserve.

The Bali starling is classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List, and is listed on Appendix I of CITES. In 2001, there were only about six Bali starlings in the wild, although conservation efforts have since increased this number.

Listen the song of the Bali starling here.

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