Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bali Starling (Jalak Bali)

Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) may be a style of warbler-sized, approximately 25cm in length, from the tribe Sturnidae. Bali Starling has special characteristics that have white fur everywhere his body except at the tip of the tail and wings are colored black. The cheeks aren't lined with feathers, bright blue and therefore the feet are grayish. Male and feminine birds are similar.

Endemic to Indonesia, Bali Starling is barely found within the woods west of the island of Bali. This bird is additionally the sole species endemic Bali and in 1991 was named the fauna image of Bali Province. The existences of endemic animals are reserved.

Bali Starling was 1st discovered in 1910. Scientific Names Bali Starling named when the British animal knowledgeable, Walter Rothschild, because the 1st to explain this species into the planet of information in 1912.
Because of the attractive and chic look, Bali starling bird became one in every of the foremost in demand by collectors and bird fancier. Illegal arrest, loss of forest habitat, moreover because the space is found to be terribly restricted bird inflicting the bird population is rapidly shrinking and endangered species in a very short time. To stop this to happen, most zoos round the world run the Bali starling breeding program.

Bali Starling standing as critically assessed within the IUCN Red List and listed in CITES Appendix I.

The characteristic of Bali Starling is stated as follows:
- Most of the Bali starling feathers pure white, except the tip of tail feathers and black wings.
- Dark brown eyes, the world round the eyelids, lint with a dark blue color.
- Bali Starling bird includes a stunning crest, either on the sex of male and females.
- Bali Starling includes a foot grey blue with four fingers (1 and three back to front).
- With an extended pointy beak 2-5 cm, with a particular type that at the highest there's a flattened elevation upright. Beak color blackish grey with a yellow tip brown.
- Troublesome to differentiate the Bali Starling bird body size of males and females, however normally the males slightly larger and includes a longer pigtail.
- Bali Starling has egg-shaped oval bluish-green with the longest average diameter of three cm and therefore the smallest diameter of two cm.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Penglipuran Village

Penglipuran traditional village located in the Bangli district within 45 miles of the city of Denpasar, the village also very easy to reach. It is situated on Main Street Kintamani - Bangli. This is beautiful village, the beauty can be felt upon entering the village area. In the area of “Catus Pata” that is entering the boundary area of Desa Adat Penglipuran, there are village hall, community facilities and open space for landscaping which is the welcome area.

This village is one of the rural areas in Bali which has a regular arrangement of the traditional village structure, the combination of the traditional order with plenty of open spaces of beautiful landscaping makes this village represent the nuances of Bali in ancient times. Physical arrangement and structure of the village could not be separated from the culture that were held by Indigenous people and culture of its people Penglipuran also applicable to generation.

The advantages of this traditional village Penglipuran compared with other villages in Bali is, the front section houses a similar and uniform from the end of the main village to village downstream. Structured in such a tidy village where the main areas located higher and further decreased to the stricken area downstream. Apart form the same front, there is also uniformity in the form of materials to make the house. As for the soil material for the walls and roof made of bamboo for all the houses.

The village is located a bit high, so that the atmosphere was pretty cool. In addition to beautiful landscaping atmosphere, there also friendly villagers welcome the guests. Many tourists who come to enjoy the atmosphere of the village also see the craft in the houses. The crafts are made by the villagers. So for a long stay here is very enjoyable stay.

Indigenous villages including village Penglipuran perform rituals that many. While you do not have time to come on when the event above, you can enjoy the village atmosphere in the afternoon. Because at the time of the afternoon is generally the villagers out of the house after they finish doing their routine activities. They brand out to gather with each other villagers and the men removing their pet rooster, sometimes they do “Tajen” or chicken fight without the knife at roosters feet.