Avid Birder’s Wildlife Message Cards-2021
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Avid Birder’s Wildlife Message Cards-2021

October 11, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Dr. S.V. Narasimhan, a family physician based at Virajpet in Kodagu, is an avid birder, nature lover, adept at computers, Karnatak music and astronomy.

Author of Feathered Jewels of Coorg, a field-guide to 310 species of birds found in Coorg, Dr. Narasimhan is the pioneer in spreading wildlife conservation messages through his unique hand-painted Wildlife Message Cards that are sent free to individuals throughout the world to mark Wildlife Week (Oct. 2 to 8).

Dr. S.V. Narasimhan

Total number of hand-painted cards made by him this year is 2,630; in 37 years, 75,285 cards. Total recipients this year including Star of Mysore – 1,284; in 37 years — 13,387 persons. The Special Wildlife Messenger this year is Rufous Woodpecker (Micropternus brachyurus) which is a medium sized, brown coloured bird, with short beak and a short strong tail. Male birds have a red patch under the eyes. They feed on insects, ants and flower nectar. Their call is a sharp nasal, three-note, Knk-Knk-Knk. The most surprising fact is that they make their nest within the carton nests of Crematogaster ants and the young also feed on the eggs and larvae of the ants!

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