- BALI STARLINGS
inhabit monsoon forests and Acacia Savannas in Indonesia
They are approx 25 cm & weigh up to 90 g.
Bali starlings feed on all sorts of insects, most of all ants,
termites and caterpillars. Fruits and seeds are part of their diet
too. They prefer old woodpecker holes for their nests. Males tend to
be very aggressive during the breeding season. Outside the breeding
season Bali starlings previously lived in flocks consisting of up to
40 individuals. But the emphasis is on "previously" since the
entire population living in the wild is less than 40 birds
at the moment. The current population in captivity
consists of about 700 birds.
The white plumage, black wings and the blue area around the eyes
make the birds highly attractive
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