Extending down the back of the head is a crest of white feathers. Also known as the Bali starling, the Bali mynah is known for its appearance and ability to mimic sounds of other animals, including humans.
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Because of the rarity of the Bali myna, the bird markets can charge higher prices for them. Here they will deposit between 2 and 3 pale blue eggs.
It may sometimes forage for insects close to mammals. Captive Breeding Specialist Group. Balistar Esp: All villages within Bali Bird Sanctuary display signs declaring involvement in the conservation project. Referred to by a variety of common names including Bali Mynah, Bali Starling, Rothschild's Mynah, or jalak putih as it is known by the Balinese, this handsome bird was declared the provincial symbol of the island in 1989 ICBP 1992.
This Critically Endangered species is the national symbol of the Island of Bali.
Tuesday, February 26. Preliminary evaluation of radiotransmitter attachment methods for captive and reintroduced bali mynahs. Elbin, S.
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Until then, zoos are breeding their mynas for the long term and are hoping to keep the genetic population varied in the captive population. Animal Encounter. A male will court a female through a display which involves raising the crest on its head and bobbing it body which the beak is pointed at the sky.