This bird is the pride of Bali Island. Its fur is very beautiful and smooth white with a tinge of color like a blue mask..
Bali Starling is one of the best fauna in Indonesia because this bird does have beautiful colors and is pretty, clean, and awesome. Also, when we see these birds singing, they are very crowded, suitable for chirping at home. And to have this beautiful bird, you must have permission from BKSDA as bird conservationists and ensure that your pet comes from farms (breeding) instead of catchment from forests (because these birds are rare).
A typical Indonesian endemic bird species whose habitat is only found in the western part of Bali, this bird is also known for being bold, reliable, and intelligent, as well as having these characteristics.
Since 1991, the Bali Starling has been officially designated as a symbol of the fauna of Bali Island. Birds, known in Latin as Leucopsar Rothschildi, are one of the endangered fauna. Due to poaching, the habitat of these birds almost disappeared.
The first reported discovery was made by Dr. Baron Stressmann, a bird expert of British nationality, on March 24, 1911. Upon the recommendation of Stressmann, Dr. Baron Victor Von Plessenn conducted advanced research (1925) and found the Bali starling bird's distribution ranging from Bubunan to Gilimanuk, with a broad estimate of a spread of 320 km2. In 1928, a group of five mice, named Bali Starling, were brought to England and successfully bred in 1931. Sandiego Zoo in the United States to breed Bali Starlings in 1962 (Rindjin, 1989).
Since 1966, the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) has included the Bali Starling in the Red Data Book, which is a book that contains the types of flora and fauna that are endangered.
In the international trade convention for wild bodies of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), Bali starling, listed in Appendix I, is listed as endangered and prohibited from being traded.
The Indonesian government issued Decree from the Minister of Agriculture No. 421 / Kpts / Um / 8/70 dated August 26, 1970, which describes that the Bali starling bird is reserved.
Categorized as an endemic species of Bali, which is the only species found on the island of Bali (currently only in the West Bali National Park), and wildlife has never encountered any hemisphere in this world.
The Provincial Government of Bali serves as the Symbol Fauna of Bali Province.
In biology, Bali Starling has the following classifications: phylum (Chordata), order (Aves), family (Sturnidae), species (Leucopsar Rothschildi Stressmann 1912), with the local names Bali Starling, Curik White, White Bali Starling, and Jalak Bali.
The traits and characteristics of the Bali Starling can be expressed as follows:
- Fur: Most of the Bali Starling's white fur is clean, except for the tip of the tail feathers and wings, which are black.
- Eyes: dark brown eyes; the area around the eyelids is hairless with a dark blue color.
- Hair: Bali Starling has beautiful crested male and females.
- Feet: Bali Starling has gray-blue legs with 4 fingers (1 backwards and 3 forwards).
- Part: Part spike with 2–5 cm, with a distinctive form in which the top is elevation of the flattened upright. Beak color: blackish gray with a yellow-brown tip.
- Size: Male and female Bali starling bird body sizes are difficult to distinguish, but males are slightly larger and have longer pigtails.
- Eggs: Eggs Bali Starling has a bluish-green oval with an average of the longest diameter of 3 cm and the smallest diameter of 2 cm.
THE BREEDING SEASON
In habitats (natural), Bali Starling showed breeding processes during the period of the rainy season, ranging from November to May.
HABITAT AND POPULATION
Bali Starling's last habitat in the West Bali National Park is only found on the Prapat Agung Peninsula (specifically Teluk Brumbun and Teluk Moringa). This is interesting because, in the annals of the spread of the Bali Starling, it never got to the area of Bubunan-Singaraja (a 50-kilometer-east region).
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Birds that live only in this western part of the island of Bali,