Our Neighborhood's Biodiversity Map

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Leucopsar rothschildi -Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, USA-8a (1) * To See the original image, please click the image
Shared by : Temmy Temmy (Indonesia)
Region : Indonesia
Status : Critically Endangered
"Jalak bali" or Bali Starling(Leucopsar Rothschildi) is a kind of medium-sized bird, with a length of approximately 25cm. Bali Starling has specific characteristics, of which have white fur on his entire body except for the tip of the tail and wings are black. The cheeks are not covered with feathers, bright blue and legs grayish. Males and females are alike. Bali Starling was first discovered in 1910. Scientific name Bali Starling is named after a British animal expert, Walter Rothschild, as the first to describe this species to the world of knowledge in 1912. Pets are commonly found in the wild.

The extinction of the Bali starling(Leucopsar Rothschildi) in their natural habitat due to deforestation(deforestation) and illegal trade. Even in 1999, as many as 39 tails that are in the Bali Starling breeding center in West Bali National Park, was burglarized though the breeding aims to release the endangered species to the wild. This species is useful in plant seed dispersal and the melodious voice that can give you peace amid the forest. Bali Starling is also categorized as a species endemic to Bali, that these animals exist only on the island of Bali(currently only in the West Bali National Park), and have never encountered any hemisphere. In this regard the Provincial Government of Bali, makes it a Symbol Fauna Bali.

Kingdom : Animalia
Filum : Chordata
Class : Aves
Ordo : Passeriformes
Famili : Sturnidae
Genus : Leucopsar
Spesies : L. rothschildi

"Burung Cendrawasih" or Bird of Paradise is the most famous member of the genus Paradisaea, including yellow - large of Cendrawasih, Paradisaea Apoda. This species was described from specimens brought to Europe from trading expeditions. This specimen was prepared by native traders by removing the wings and legs that can be used as decoration. It is not known by the explorers and lead to the belief that these birds never landed but remain in the air because of the feathers. This is the origin of the name bird of paradise('bird of paradise' by the British) and Apoda type name - which means 'legless'. Many types have elaborate mating ritual, mating system types. Paradisaea is male birds gather to compete shows its beauty in the female birds to be mating. While other types such as the types Cicinnurus and Parotia have irregular marriage dance. Male birds on the type of the sexually dimorphic nature are of polygamy. Many bird hybrids are described as new species, and some species kevalidannya doubt.
The number of eggs is a little less certain. In large type, perhaps almost always one egg. Small type can produce 2-3 eggs. People in Papua often wear fur of Paradise in their dress and costumes, and a few centuries ago it was important to make fur hats women in Europe. Poaching for fur and destruction of habitat causes a decrease in the number of birds in some kind of danger levels habitat destruction due to deforestation is now the main threat.

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