A bird of many aliases – Bali Mynah, Rothschild’s Mynah, Rothschild’s Starling, Jalak Bali – the Rothschild’s mynah (Leucopsar rothschildi) is part of the starling family ‘Sturnidae’. It is the national bird of Bali. Discovered in 1912, it was originally called the Rothschild’s grackle after Lord Walter Rothschild, a British ornithologist who financed the collecting of this species. He also lends his name to the species rothschildi. Bali mynas occupy the mountain regions along the north coast of Bali.
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