Jalak Bali (Bali Starling), one of the bird species that are not foreign to our ears. This bird is no more than 25 cm, pure white fur with the tip of the tail and wings black. The blue color around the eyes and feet make it pretty, though Bali starlings attracted many wonderful people because of the booms. Bali Starling is endemic because animals can only be found in Bali. However, the success of captive breeding makes Bali starlings can now be found everywhere: Europe, Japan, Java, even though they live in a cage.
In its original habitat, Bali starlings are very prone to hunt so that the population estimated to live a dozen. In addition, the environmental damage that still exists in West Bali National Park also inhibit the growth of these bird populations. Not surprisingly, a recent survey conducted in early 2005 found only five male starlings bali in nature.
Bali starling mating season usually lasts from October to November, they make nests in trees with a height of less than 175 cm. They like the bushes and palm trees in the open, bordered by lush forest and closed.
In fact, in the past not rare Bali starling nest in coconut plantations near residential areas. His joy of living in this open space also makes them easy to catch in Bali starlings. for restore populations, not only breeding but also the efforts made to rescue and guard the forest habitat
First reported discovery by Dr. Baron Stressmann a British ornithologist nationality on March 24, 1911. On the recommendation Stressmann, Dr. Baron Victor Von Plessenn conduct advanced research (in 1925) and find the Bali Starling bird distribution ranging from Bubunan to Gilimanuk wide with an approximate spread of 320 km2. In 1928 some 5 tail Bali Starling brought to England and successfully cultured in 1931. Sandiego Zoo in the United States breed in the 1962 Bali Starling (Rindjin, 1989).
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