04 April, 2011

Bali Myna

Scientific Name: Leucopsar rothschildi

Population Estimate: <50 individuals in the wild, Critically Endangered

Range / Habitat: Endemic to Bali

Field Notes: Medium-sized passerine, unmistakable in range.

Personal Notes: Seen at Minnesota Zoo. There were thought to be fewer than 10 individuals in the wild twenty years ago. Now there are at least 300 individuals in breeding programs in North American zoos plus nearly 40 individuals in the wild. Also known as Bali Starling.

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