15 October 2013
The Japanese name of this Bali Myna from Indonesia is Kanmuri-shiromuku. "Shiromuku" literary means a white starling but it also sounds like a special white wedding dress for brides. So here is my gift for my friend who got married recently in a traditional Japanese style!
In Yokohama, the captive-breeding program of this endangered Bali Myna has been quite successful and I read that 25 birds born in Yokohama were released in wild in the forest in Bali this year.
I found that this bird is also called Rothschild’s Mynah from Walter Rothschild who is the brother of Charles Rothschild, who made Wicken Fen and Woodwalton Fen as nature reserves.
I love writing articles on the blog because I always find something new! But since I start to look up information one after another, it takes much too long to post one!