Bali Starling Leucopsar rothschildi

Bali Starlings
Bali Starling
The Bali Starling, also called the Bali Mynah, is critically endangered since it has an extremely small remaining range in the wild in its native Bali, Indonesia, and is still suffering poaching. However, since 1983 the Bali Starling Project has bolstered the wild population of less than 100 birds by breeding and release of captive birds. The truly wild original flock continues to decline.
Bali Starling
Bali Starling
The Bali Starling is a beautiful white-plumaged bird (difficult to catch in a photo without over-exposure washing out the detail) with black wing-tips and tail-tip and bright blue bare facial skin around the eyes making it look blue-eyed. The bill shape is not a typical long, straight bill of most starlings but a shorter, more curved beak.
Bali Starling
Bali Starling
Bali Starling
Male and female have similar plumage. He has a longer crest.
Bali Starling
Bali Starling
Bali Starling
Bali Mynah Not a partridge in a pear tree but a starling in a fig tree
Bali Mynah
Bali Myna
Bali Starling
Bali Starling
Bali Starling