• Open daily 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Grounds close at 4 p.m.

BALI MYNAH

(Leucopsar rothschildi)

There are two Bali mynahs are the Zoo, one male and one female. The female was born in 2002 and came to the Zoo in 2007. Our male was born in 2013 and arrived in 2014.

ABOUT THE BALI MYNAH

STATUS IN THE WILD

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Critically endangered. Due to habitat destruction of the forest, illegal bird trade, poaching and nest site competition with black-wing starlings, it is estimated that there are 24 Bali mynahs remaining in the wild as of a 2005 study. The Bali Bird National Park in Indonesia is one place where these beautiful birds are protected. In fact, armed guards patrol this bird sanctuary. Captive breeding programs and the Species Survival Plan at the Seneca Park Zoo are dedicated to giving the Bali mynah a chance to survive.

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HABITAT

Bali mynahs live in low forested areas and scrub areas on the northern coast of Bali, an island in Indonesia.

DIET

Bali mynahs feed on fruit and small insects.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Adults preen each other to form an adult pair bond, a behavior called allopreening.
  • Males are 9 inches in length and females are 8.5 inches. The birds weigh between 85 and 100 grams each.
  • A Bali mynah clutch is usually 2 to 3 eggs.
  • Vocalization has high variation and complexity. Adult Bali mynahs can be seen making clucking sounds and bobbing. The call is known as chattersong.