Bali not also beautiful by the beach, culture and nature. Bali has the endemic animal who live in Bali island. Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) is a kind of warbler-sized, with a length of approximately 25 cm, of the tribe Sturnidae. Bali Starling has special characteristics, of which has white feather all over his body except at the tip of the tail and wings are black. The cheeks that are not covered with fur, bright blue and legs are grayish. Males and females are similar.
Bali Starling found only in the western part of the island of Bali forest. This bird is also the only species endemic to Bali and in 1991 was named the fauna emblem of Bali Province. The existence of these endemic animals reserved.
Because of his beautiful and elegant, Bali starlings became one of the birds most sought after by collectors and keepers of birds. Illegal arrest, loss of forest habitat, as well as the area is found to be very limited bird causing the bird population is rapidly shrinking and threatened with extinction in a short time. To prevent this to happen, most zoos around the world running the Bali starlings breeding program.
Bali Starling status as a critically assessed in the IUCN Red List and listed in CITES Appendix I
Where you can see directly the Bali Starling is in West Bali National Park. West Bali National Park is located in the western part of the island of Bali in Indonesia. This national park has an area of 77,000 hectares, which are roughly covers 10% of the land area of the island of Bali.
West Bali National Park consists of various forest and savannah habitats. In the middle of the park is dominated by the remains of four volcanoes of the Pleistocene, with mountain Patas as the highest point in this place. About 160 species of animals and plants protected in this national park. Animals such as bull, deer, monkeys, bats and various birds.
In addition to the West Bali National Park, Bali Starling conservation also developed in Nusa Penida. Why in Nusa Penida? Nusa Penida is one island of Bali which has a habitat in the West Bali National Park and of course, at least people who will catch and trade them. Until now Bali Starling at Nusa Penida in conservation have increased and in the future can expect later return back to nature.