Endangered Species: Bali Starling (Bali Mynah)

Endangered Series: Bali Starling (Bali Mynah)
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Status: Critically Endangered

The remaining wild population occurs entirely within Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia. This decline to virtual extinction was caused primarily by poachers responding to the lucrative demand for rare birds in the caged bird market.

“The current population of 115 individuals should be considered a maximum, and as such the population is precautionarily assumed to be fewer than 50 individuals and mature individuals….” [source: Speciesonthebrink.org]

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