People usually think of the yellow and black hill mynah when “mynah birds” are mentioned. A distant relative, the Bali mynah is much smaller—about the size of a blue jay—with white plumage, black wing bars, and turquoise-blue bare skin around its eyes. During courtship displays, both sexes bob up and down on a branch, beaks pointed skyward, with their long, graceful crests erect. Bali mynahs share the ability to mimic sounds, including human speech, with their larger cousins. Indonesian and international law have protected them since the early 1970’s.