OTHER INDONESIAN INDIGENOUS BIRDS

Forsten’s Lorikeet

With the thought in mind, that this species will find itself in a similar situation to its Mitchell’s Lorikeet ‘cousin’, Begawan Foundation holds just a few Forsten’s Lorikeets.

Eclectus Parrot

Begawan Foundation received a pair of confiscated Eclectus Parrots that were being cared for at the Forestry Department here in Denpasar in October 2014. The pair and their two female offspring were donated to Taman Safari in 2017.

Bali Black-winged Starling

Nominated as the number 1 endangered songbird in Indonesia, with very few bred in zoos around the world, Begawan Foundation will work together Bali Bird Park who are currently holding just a few of this species. Red listed as Critically Endangered since 2010, numbers in the wild have decreased significantly and a program of captive breeding needs to be developed.

Wreathed Hornbill

Of the four Wreathed Hornbills (Rhyticeros undulatus) originally cared for by the Foundation, only one returned from Nusa Penida. A mate was provided by BKSDA and the pair were provided with their large net aviary where there were sufficient trees to provide shelter, flight space and places to perch. Despite a number of false starts, the female has settled into her chosen nesting box several times, however the aggressive behaviour of the male led to him breaking down the aviary wall. This pair of Wreathed Hornbills were donated to Taman Safari in 2017.

Javan Peacock

Four Javan Peacocks, two male and two females, were cared for by Begawan Foundation at Begawan Giri Estate, on Nusa Penida and at Sibang. The decision was made in 2012 to send them to East Java, where they were successfully released into the National Park at Baluran.

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