దక్షిణ భారత పక్షులు : Telugu edition of 'Birds of South India' released :
HYDERABAD: For the first time, a field guide book in Telugu on birds of South India, with illustrations and their local names, was released here on Saturday.
The Telugu translation of Birds of South India దక్షిణ భారత పక్షులు (Dakshina Bharatha Pakshulu) will be a useful handbook not only for the frontline staff of the Forest department to help in bird observations, but also to avid birdwatchers, who may not understand English or English names.
The book, published by the Bombay Natural History Society, was authored by Richard Grimmet and Tim Inskip and translated through the initiative of the Birdwatchers’ Society of Andhra Pradesh (BSAP). Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden Hitesh Malhotra released the book.
The book covers about 600 species of birds from Central and South India, including Maharashtra, Pondichery, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep and also of Maldives, said BSAP President Siraj Taher. He said the field guides were mostly in English and hence the effort to translate them into regional languages.
Courtesy: The Hindu