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WINGED WONDERS OF RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN

WINGED WONDERS OF RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN

President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee received first copy of the book ‘Winged Wonders of Rashtrapati Bhavan’ on the birds of the President’s Estate on the cultural events organized in Rashtrapati Bhavan at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan July 25, 2014.

‘Winged Wonders of Rashtrapati Bhavan’ written by Dr. Thomas Mathew, Additional Secretary to the President, took over twelve months of time in capturing on camera and documenting one hundred and eleven species of birds that inhabit or visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan Estate. The book adds to the existing literature on the subject, particularly with regard to the President’s Estate. For each of the species recorded, the book provides the location, date and time of the sighting. It also carries forward an earlier study done in 2002-03 on ninety-one species of birds in Rashtrapati Bhavan by the Bombay Natural History Society. The entire exercise of surveying, spotting and photographing the birds started under the directions of the President who is himself a nature and bird lover. The Rashtrapati Bhavan has excellent open spaces, forest cover and thousands of fruit bearing plants and trees that act as a magnet for birds.

The book ‘Winged Wonders of Rashtrapati Bhavan’ has been published by Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India.

Review

The Business Standard (26-Jul-14)


The Book adds to the existing literature on the subject, particularly with regard to the President’s Estate. For each of the species recorded, the book provides the location, date and time of the sighting

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The Indian Express (2-Aug-14)

A book on the winged visitors of Rashtrapati Bhavan captures the beauty and splendor of the avain world View more .....

The Week (17-Aug-14)

It is a meticulous and colourful account.
The Pictures are luminous, detailed and unusual. There is action-koels romancing, a shikra chasing a mouse and catching it, and even a black-rumped flame-back with a bee.

The Hindustan Times (10-Aug-14)

Winged Wonders of Rashtrapati Bhavan is a magnificent volume that captures 111 species of birds found on the lush presidential estate.

Open Magazine (29-Sep-14)

The photographs are gorgeously rendered! The book is a must-have for any bird lover. View more .....

India Today (13-Oct-14)

Photographs don’t hold back in this regal tome that spots the privileged birds of Rashtrapati Bhavan. This book will be a useful benchmark regarding the birds that live, pass through and holiday in Delhi, but it’s a weighty tome and its price out of reach for most. View more .....

How to buy?

Rashtrapati Bhavan Curio Shop

President's Estate Cooperative Stores Limited
Shop No. 8, President's Estate Market, New Delhi - 110004
E-mail: pecooperativestores@gmail.com
Tel : 011- 23013572

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