Bali and Lesser Sunda Islands
A restricted area on the island of Bali.
Wild: Fruits, green matter, insects
Approximately 2 weeks
2 to 5 eggs. Several clutches a year are possible.
Up to 20 years in captivity
This is a striking mynah. It is all white except for black wing tips and tail ends, a gold bill and a triangular light blue patch extending from the bill and enclosing, and past, the eye. The feathers at the top of the bill are ruffled, and from the back of the head thin, white streamers cascade down to the middle of the back. Weight can be up to 180 grams.
Did You Know?
This bird is on the endangered list. Because it has become so rare in the wild, zoo breeding is used to introduce additional birds into the wild.
The Genus name, Leucopsar, is from the Greek leukos, “white” and psar, “a starling.” The species name, rothschildi, is for Baron Lionel Walter Rotschild, FRS (1868-1937), a zoologist and author.
Where in the Zoo?
I can be found in the RainForest Aviary & Surrounding Exhibits at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.