A BIRD breeder has pleaded for help in finding the most valuable animal in his collection.
Terence Sawyers, 75, said that his white Bali myna starling went missing from his yard on Friday and he hasn’t seen it since.
Mr Sawyers said the white bird, similar to the one pictured, had black tips on its wings and tail and was ‘irreplaceable’.
He said he was shocked by its loss, and was offering a £100 reward for anyone who finds it.
‘It’s a magnificent specimen and I can’t replace it,’ said Mr Sawyer.
‘It’s the female of my breeding pair.
‘It flew away from my aviary and I hope I can get it back.
‘It’s about the size of a pigeon but it’s so striking, if you saw it you would think “what a beautiful bird”.’
Mr Sawyers has about 80 birds and often exhibits them at competitions.
He said anyone who might have the bird or know where it is can call him on (023) 9237 9301 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.