The Bali starling is one of the rarest birds in the world and relatively new to science, being first described in l912.
Endemic to the island of Bali in Indonesia and previously found throughout the north west third of the island. It inhabits monsoon forest and acacia savanna.
The breeding season runs from October to November and nests are preferentially made within wood pecker holes in tree trunks.
Habitat destruction and illegal trade have decimated the wild population.
This one was photographed at the Harewood bird garden in Yorkshire. He and his mate had a large enclosure at Harewood and seemed to be enjoying life.
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