Rothschild’s Porcupine (Coendou rothschildi)

…a species of New-World porcupine  that is native to Panama and western Ecuador. Like other members of the genus Coendou Rothschild’s porcupine has a prehensile tail, which aids them in their arboreal habitat. Rothschild’s porcupines are nocturnal and live off a diet of mostly fruits and leaves. During the day they can be seen sleeping in vine tangles at the tops of trees.



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Bali Myna (Leucopsar rothschildi)

also known as the Bali Starling or Jalak Myna the Bali Myna is a species of passeriform bird related to starlings. This species as you might of guessed from its common name is only found on the island of Bali in Indonesia  Unlike their starling relatives this bird is rarely seen on the ground, only coming down from its treetop cover to drink, this is probably an adaption to its bright white coloration as it is easily noticeable to predators on the ground. Bali mynas are usually found in groups where they work together to find food and warn each other for predators. Despite the birds cautious lifestyle the Bali myna is critically endangered and almost extinct in the wild, due to small population size and illegal bird trade. However several breeding programs are now working to save the species!



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O myna Bali ( Leucopsar rothschildi ), também conhecido como mynah de Rothschild , Bali estorninho , ou Bali myna (h) , conhecida localmente como Jalak Bali , é um atarracado de médio porte (até 25 cm de comprimento), myna , quase totalmente branco com , uma crista caída muito tempo, e as pontas pretas nas asas e cauda. O pássaro tem a pele azul nua ao redor dos olhos, pernas acinzentados e um amarelo bill . Ambos os sexos são semelhantes.