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PostSubject: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:33 pm

The Bali Mynah (Leucopsar rothschildi), also known as Rothschild’s Mynah, Bali Starling  is a medium-large passeriformes bird of 25 cm. It is almost wholly white with a long, drooping crest, black wing-tips and tail tip. It has a yellow bill with blue bare skin around the eyes and legs. Both sexes are similar.
In its natural habitat it is inconspicuous, using tree tops for cover and–unlike other starlings–usually coming to the ground only to drink; this would seem to be an adaptation to its noticeability to predators when out in the open. The Bali mynah often gathers in groups to better locate food and watch out for predators.
This species is endemic to the island of Bali, Indonesia, where it formerly ranged across the north-west third of the island.
This stunning starling qualifies as Critically Endangered because it has an extremely small range and a tiny population which is still suffering from illegal poaching for the cagebird trade. Releases of captively bred birds have boosted the population, but it is uncertain how many of these have yet bred successfully in the wild. In due course, if the population continues to grow and trapping pressures can be brought under control, the species may warrant downlisting.

I have the great chance to watch every year those wonderful birds in the Planckendael aviary.

KAIYODO made one for the Yokohama Zoorasia pictorial book.

It was on my wishlist for long now and at last it reached my a aviary.

Here are a few pics  

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PostSubject: Re: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:45 pm

beautiful figure. the bali demon mask is a good touch.
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PostSubject: Re: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:51 pm

Absolutely great little model!!wonderful detail!
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PostSubject: Re: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:55 pm

WOW ! Congratulations cheers

It is simply SO beautyful !
What a fabulous addition Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)):

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PostSubject: Re: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:27 pm

Beautiful bird and great pictures. Thanks for the walkaround. You are so lucky to be able to see them.
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PostSubject: Re: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:01 pm

nice one!
I don't like most of the Zoorasia-Figurines as they make wild animals look like comic characters.The worts one is the Douc Langour,..but i like this one, despite of the cheesy but also nicely sculpted traditional balinese mask

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PostSubject: Re: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:19 pm

Beautiful bird Kiki! Thank You for sharing wonderful photos of this figure cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:19 pm

Thank you everybody Very Happy

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nice one!
I don't like most of the Zoorasia-Figurines as they make wild animals look like comic characters.The worts one is the Douc Langour,..but i like this one, despite of the cheesy but also nicely sculpted traditional balinese mask

The Zoorasia Snow owl is a must have too IMHO Wink

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PostSubject: Re: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:55 pm

Wonderful birds from a wonderful bird specie Kiki cheers cheers cheers cheers

This is one of my favourite Kaiyodo animals sunny sunny sunny

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PostSubject: Re: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:01 pm

okay,...snowy owl is the one i forgot about,...why? cyclops Wink

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PostSubject: Re: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:14 pm

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okay,...snowy owl is the one i forgot about,...why? cyclops Wink

scratch Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:15 pm

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Beautiful bird Kiki! Thank You for sharing wonderful photos of this figure cheers

Sad(o)): Cool drunken
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PostSubject: Re: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:13 pm

Beautiful bird, really nice figurine, thanks for posting the photos Christophe drunken

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PostSubject: Re: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:55 am

Thank you Harriet Very Happy

cheers sunny Laughing Jean Luc Wink

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PostSubject: Re: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:30 am

I was fortunate of finding the link of your last additions to this topic. So I haven't lost another great walk around of such a fine little figure. Very Happy Thanks for sharing. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:30 am

You are welcome Rogério cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:14 pm

A very nice catch Christophe and sucha rare bird in your aviary! My compliments! Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The KAIYODO Bali mynah walkaround   Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:42 am

Thank you Paolo Wink

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