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Captured as is at the Kinsman Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3I 18.0 MP CMOS, w a Sigma 150mm-500mm Lens, exp 5.6, Shutter speed 1/100, ISO400 Focal Length 300mm.

This unique, rare and exotic bird is called The Bali Starling, Leucopsar Rothschildi, also known as Rothschild’s Mynah, Bali Myna or Bali Mynah is a medium-sized (up to 25cm long), stocky myna, almost wholly white with a long, drooping crest, and black tips on the wings and tail. The bird has blue bare skin around the eyes, greyish legs and a yellow bill. Both sexes are similar.

The Bali Starling is critically endangered, hovering immediately above extinction in the wild for several years now (BirdLife International 2006). The last stronghold of the species is at Bali Barat National Park; about 1,000 individuals are believed to be held in captivity legally. In fact, the Bali Starling is so much in danger that that national park has been set up just for the Bali Starling’s survival. The wild population was at an all-time low of just 6 birds in 2001, after the late-1990s wild population of 3-4 dozen was reduced by poachers for the illegal pet trade.

749 Views/19 Faves/18 October 2013

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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • Brenda Dahl
    Brenda Dahlover 1 year ago

    Oh My Larry
    This Bird is stunning… I love the eyes, and the pearly white feathers contrast well with the hint of black under its wings. I bet you are way proud of this one… GREAT work~!

  • Hi…So glad you liked it
    Your comments are appreciated
    As well as the fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago

    This is a new one to me, Larry!!! Beautiful!!!

  • Hi Lorilee
    So glad you liked it
    Your comments are appreciated
    As well as the fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 1 year ago

    Wow! What a Beautiful Bird and One Fabulous Image

  • Hi Laura
    So glad you liked it
    Your comments are appreciated
    As well as the fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    Super catch, Larry!

  • Hi David
    So glad you liked it
    Your comments are appreciated …Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 1 year ago

    Superb . . .love it . . .x

  • Hi Teresa
    So glad you liked it
    Your comments are appreciated
    As well as the fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Antoinette B
    Antoinette Bover 1 year ago

    Superb bird , superb photograph !!

  • Hi Antonette
    So glad you liked it
    Your comments are appreciated …Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carterover 1 year ago

    Excellent catch

  • Hi Robyn
    So glad you liked it, I appreciate acceptance
    As well as your comments …Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 1 year ago

    Beautiful bright image

  • Hi Byron
    So glad you liked it
    Your comments are appreciated
    As well as the fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    Beautiful bird, Larry – love his blue eyes

  • Hi Shulie
    So glad you liked it
    Your comments are appreciated …Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • swaby
    swabyover 1 year ago

    Beauty of a bird Larry nicely captured too!

  • Hi Tina
    So glad you liked it
    Your comments are appreciated …Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

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