This gryphon is based (loosely) on a Bali Mynah. The Bali Mynah is the only bird native to the island of Bali. They are a critically endangered species and are part of the SSP (Species Survival Plan) They are a beuatiful bird with downy white feathers tipped with black. The gryphon is based loosely on the Bali Mynah since I drew it in physics class and thus didn't have a reference. For the coloring I was looking at a picture. For a pic and more detailed description go here .