Acridotheres tertius by Dorset Norwich-Young(8 in. x 8 in. | acrylic on canvas | ID#3597)
Family: STURNIDAE | Conservation Status: Critically Endangered | Population Trend: decreasing
In 2016, the Grey-rumped Myna ,sometimes called the Bali Staring was listed as critically endangered . Endemic to Bali this passerine or perching birds with three toes forward and one back features a hackled erectile crest . Since 1979, the Grey-rumped Myna has been under Indonesian law protection due to poaching for the cage-bird trade. The high priced cage-bird capture and trade is the principle cause of the severe decline in the wild . However another threat since its decline in the wild is genetic introgression, as captive-breeding is producing most of the Grey-rumped Mynas still being sold.
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