Feathered Jewels of Coorg

Feathered Jewels of Coorg

Feathered Jewels of Coorg

Feathered Jewels of Coorg

By Dr. S.V. Narasimhan

Coorg Wildlife Society, Rs. 99


This bilingual book beautifully documents the richness of the avifauna of the small Kodagu district. The book contains the descriptions and sketches of 305 species of birds along with synoptic notes of each family.

The initial chapters have a useful, concise and good general description of bird morphology, anatomy, general usefulness of birds, migration and tips for bird watching. These details make the book more useful for a general reader. The main text contains brief description of each species with its common and scientific names in English, Kannada and Kodava languages.

The status, key morphological characters, habitats, habits are clearly explained. Thus the book is not only a good checklist, but also a valuable field guide to the birds of Kodagu. The descriptions of bird species are precise and follow the standard format.

These are excellently supported by the beautiful colour paintings by the author who is professionally a practicing physician. Giving details of specific bird watching areas within the district would have enhanced the usefulness of the book. Zafar Futehally, the famous ornithologist, writes in his foreword: “The book is invaluable in arousing an interest in birds among the population of Coorg, and Narasimhan has done great service to local birders.” He adds: “Dr. Narasimhan is fortunate in his profession.

Apart from the service which doctors render to mankind, they develop the habit of looking at things closely, attempting to connect cause and effect.”

This elegantly printed and neatly got up book goes a long way in fulfilling the need for such practical information about birds as also about the natural wealth of Kodagu. Feathered Jewels of Coorg emphasises the urgent need for protecting all our natural resources so that our lives may be better and more joyful.

For a well-produced book like this, the pricing is surprisingly low.

– By K.B. Sadananda

3 Responses

  1. i want this book i am tried somany book shop in bangalore bat idont gete any shop pleasee get me this book how can pay
    the pament

  2. hello sir

    where we will get this book

  3. How can i get it please send a suggestion

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