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Wild Birds
. British & European Birds
. South-East Asian Birds
. North American Birds
. Hummingbirds
. Unidentified & Mystery Birds
  Endangered & Threatened Birds
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. Birdlife International
. Bali Bird Park
. Arumbai Hotel
. Biak
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Endangered & Threatened Birds
The list of threatened and endangered species grows year on year and is expected to expand even further as global warming takes greater effect. It is not always possible to see, yet obtain good photographs of these species. The pictures here are of captive specimens kept as part of genuine captive breeding programmes in preparation for releases when habitat conditions are found to be suitable. The list of Endangered and threatened birds continues to grow as human greed and its resulting effect drives the exploitation of our planet.

The Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) has for many years been at the forefront of conservationists’ minds and a breeding / release programme exists but nevertheless it is still struggling in its native habitat.
A closely related species, the Black-winged Starling (Sturnus melanopterus) is probably in a worse position generally as its numbers in the wild have plummeted and no formal conservation programme exists to maintain its existence. This species consists of three races and the one shown – Sturnus melanopterus tertius – from Bali could be down to only a few hundred in total worldwide. Action is needed now if we are not to lose this handsome species.
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Black-winged Starling
Sturnus melanopterus tertius
Bali Starling
Leucopsar rothschildi
Bali Starling
Leucopsar rothschildi
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