Mumbai, Jan 12 (UNI) The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) has published regional language editions of the ''Birds of Southern India'' in Marathi, Telugu, Tamil and Malyalam.
The Marathi edition of the field guide ''Dakshin Bharatatil Pakshi'' is authored by Richard Grimmet, Tim Inskip and Prashant Mahajan (of BNHS).
The ''Birds of Southern India'' covers about 600 species of birds from central and south India including Maharashtra, Pondicherry, Maldives, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep.
The book has 87-colour plates with high quality illustrations.
The main aim of the publication in regional languages is to develop a broad-based support of people from different sections of society for conservation of birds and their habitats.
The Marathi edition was released by Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil here today.
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