The Bali starling is said to be the most beautiful member of the mynah bird family. Unfortunately, this species is on the brink of extinction in the wild due to poaching for the pet trade. When males and females are courting, they display by head-bobbing and making loud shrieks. Their diet consists of fruit, seeds, worms and insects.
Threats: Habitat loss, the pet trade
Lifespan: 15 years in captivity.
The Bali starling is the island of Bali’s national mascot.
Our beautiful Bali starlings’ favourite food is insects. A special treat is locusts, which are eaten in seconds!