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One of the most beautiful birds in the world, with its striking snow white feathers, lacy head crest, and blue eye patch, the Bali myna is also one of the rarest. Only a handful of mynas, highly coveted by collectors, remain in the wild. Breeding in zoos may be its only hope for survival.

bali myna on branch

Did You Know?

The Bali myna is an important national symbol and has been adopted as the island of Bali's official bird.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Leucopsar rothschildi

Bali, Indonesia

Woodland and savannah

Up to 10 in

Zoo Location:
Birds of the World

Fruit, seeds, and invertebrates

Risk Status:
Species at Risk (IUCN—Critically endangered)