Five Straling Bali In Nusa Penida Removable
- 13 September 2018
Nusa Penida, KOMPAS.com - Five tail Bali starlings (Leucopsar rotschildi) released on the island of Nusa Penida, Klungkung regency, Bali, on Monday (02/04/2012). In Nusa Penida, Bali starling populations that are endangered and protected species currently around 100 individuals.
Bali starlings release is a collaboration of Natural Resources Conservation Center (KSDA) Bali Begawan Foundation, the foundation engaged in captive Bali starlings. Bali starling bird conservation programs in Nusa Penida has been going on since 2004.
"The five birds released from captivity was the result of the Bali starlings nesting in Nusa Penida," said the Head of Conservation Areas II BKSDA Bali Ida Bagus Arnaya. Eggs were found in Nusa Penida and bred by the Begawan Foundation in Sibang, Badung regency, Bali.
Bali starling chicks, said Arnaya, vulnerable to the threat of predators such as snakes if it is left in the wild. The bird was released back into nature after six months in captivity and found himself able to find food in nature.