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Bali Starling


Bali Starling
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-HX400V
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mynas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-04 23:26
Viewed: 4858
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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 distributed and endemic to the island of Bali in Indonesia, where it is the island's only surviving endemic species.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-07-04 23:52]

Very nice to know this white kind of mynah, since I only knew about that black species found yelling in the Fiji islands. This is a nice bird! I love the blue details on its eyes! Well captured!
Regards,
Zeca

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-05 1:00]

Hello Biswarup,
Excellent shot of one of the rarest birds in the world. You managed the lighting and colours well in thi sharp and well composed shot.
It is worth mentioning that one of the main reasons why there are more Bali Mynahs in captivity than in the wild is that in the past they were collected almost to extinction.
Ironically aviaries such as this one in Berlin, can now be a source of supply for attempts to re-introduce them back in what is left of the wild habitat in Bali.
We can only hope!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-05 2:35]

Hello Biswarup,
Well-timed capture of these two beautiful Bali Starlings in their remarkable bright blue masks. Both are sharply in focus and details very clear. I love the way they're posing and they stand out nicely against the darker background. Brilliant composition!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hi Biswarup,
These are lovely!! I love the blue around the eyes, great composition, wonderful lighting, excellent sharpness and details! Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

Hi Biswarup,
What a great capture of this couple!
I never seen before this birds, with that blue "mask" around the eyes. So thanks a lot to introduce it!
So good the composition made with the two birds, as well as its poses.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
JM

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-07-05 10:44]

Hello BiswarupVery nice capture.Colors are great.The pisture is also sharp,I like the details that we see in the bird plumage.Very nice composition .
TFS Michel

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-07-05 11:46]

Hello Biswarup,
I just posted a Bali Mynah too, take a look
Great POV and compositon, Great colors and details..Well Done

"I'll Be Back"

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