This splendid bird is in critical danger of extinction
This is the emblematic bird of Bali because it can only be found on that little Indonesian island.
Unfortunately, this splendid bird, with its almost completely white plumage and blue but bare eye-skin, is in critical danger of extinction, victim of the trade in exotic species. It is thought that there are no more than 200 birds in the national park of Bali Barat, but another 3.000 in captivity, in the various institutions taking part in reproduction programs. Pairi Daiza is part of that network, which is fighting to save the species from final disappearance.
The Bali Mynah was discovered by Western science only in 1910; it is a timid bird, coming to ground only for drinking and seeking security in the high branches of the forest. It feeds on insects, wild berries and seeds.
Programs to reintroduce it into Bali from specimens born in captivity in order to reconstitute a sufficiently numerous population are currently carried out.
In our “Jardin des Mondes”, you can see the Bali Mynah
A “critically endangered” species
- Name: Bali Mynah
- Latin name: Leucopsar rothschildi
- Origin: Island of Bali, Indonesia
- IUCN status: Critically endangered
- Cites: Appendix I