There are two female Bali mynahs at the Seneca Park Zoo. The free-flying birds have white bodies and blue faces, and live in the aviary. They are a bit shy and often stay in the trees.
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.
Bali mynahs live in low forested areas and scrub areas on the northern coast of Bali, an island in Indonesia.
Bali mynahs feed on fruit and small insects.