Grey-rumped Myna

Grey-rumped Myna

Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Grey-rumped Myna by Dorset Norwich-Young
Species Info
Status: 
Critically Endangered
Family: 
STURNIDAE
Order: 
PASSERIFORMES
Genus: 
Acridotheres
Species: 
tertius
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
(Hartert, E, 1896)
Medium: 
acrylic on canvas
Artist Statement: 
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.