mostly white pumage; black on tail; blue facial patch (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Bali Myna
Leucospar rothschildi

Native Range: Oriental Region

Notes: endemic to the island of Bali in Indonesia; stays mostly in treetops; nests in tree cavities; nearly went extinct during the late 20th century, its numbers dwindling to only about 10 individuals in the wild; much of this decline was due to poachers who caught birds for a lucrative pet trade; now bred widely in captivity; no sexual dimorphism.

side view (Zoo; 2011-12-21)
snowy white sharply contrasts with the black (Zoo; 2011-12-21)

head shot; peeking out from behind a leaf (Zoo; 2012-10-23)