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BALI MYNAH

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SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Leucopsar rothschildi
HOUSE NAMES: "Molly"

HABITAT:  Open woodland and scrub forests of the northwest portion of the island of Bali, Indonesia.

CONSERVATION STATUS:   Critically Endangered

FUN FACT:  The Bali mynah is the only vertebrate that is endemic (native) to the island of Bali. 

DIET:  Seeds, fruit, insects and other invertebrates, and small vertebrates. 

DESCRIPTION:  Bali mynahs are thought by many to be the most attractive of the mynahs.  Their plumage is snowy white with black tips on the tail and wing feathers.  They have long, slender feathers on the nape and crown that form a crest.  There is a patch of bare bright-blue skin around each eye.  The bill is gray with a yellow tip.  Females are slightly smaller than males, and have smaller crests.  Juveniles look similar to adults, but they may be tinged with gray or cinnamon.  Their average length is 8 ½ inches.

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