Jalak Bali the Fauna Symbol of Bali


Jalak Bali or also knojalak-pralambang-bali-kembali-terbang-bebaswn as Bali Myna is one of Bali’s icon. It is an endemic species of Myna Bird that is found in Bali. This bird has been designated as the fauna symbol  of Bali since 1991 and proudly, it is featured on the 200 Rupiah Indonesian coin. The population of this bird is spread in the West Bali National Park, Negara Regency and Nusa Penida island. Jalak Bali is now critically endangered due to the illegal catching and forest cutting. Many people cut down trees where they live in the nature and the exact number of Jalak Bali Bird remaining in the wild is unknown.

This bird has an uniquimagese characteristic, the adult Jalak bali come in size about 25 to 28 centimeters. It is covered with white feathers and has a drooping crest. The tip of the wings and tails are black, it’s small bill comes in yellow color and around its round eyes and legs, there are blue bare skin which make this bird look beautiful. Overall the bird looks cute, beautiful and neat in the same time. The female and male bird has similar characteristic, but the male bird is slightly bigger in size and also has longer crest than the female bird.

Besides the attrmario-blanco-memasang-cincin-jalak-baliactive and beautiful look, Jalak Bali also have a sharp chattering especially if they chatter in groups, empathic sound will be produced. Jalak bali usually live in groups and make a living by fruit, seeds and small insects. On the breeding seasons, the male birds attract the females by calling an chattering loudly. The females usually lay and incubate 2 to 3 eggs and both male and female Jalak Bali bring food for their chicks. It is sad that one of Bali’s icon is threatened, naturalists should find a better way to preserve this beautiful and attractive bird.

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