New Delhi (NVI): An injured baby Common Tailorbird was rescued by Wildlife SOS from Bollywood actress Sonal Chauhan’s residence in Greater Noida.
In a heart-warming tale of compassion, Bollywood actress Sonal Chauhan, famed for her role in the movie ‘Jannat’, reached out to the Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit on finding a baby bird in her garden.
The bird’s injuries required immediate medical attention and it is currently undergoing treatment, the Wildlife SOS said in a statement.
When the actress noticed that the bird had fallen from its nest and was struggling to fly, she took to Twitter to report the incident and reached out to Wildlife SOS.
After a call to the NGO’s 24×7 emergency helpline, a Wildlife SOS rescuer was immediately dispatched by the conservation charity. The bird, identified as a Common Tailorbird had injured its left leg so the rescuer had to gently pick up the bird and place it in a transport carrier, the NGO said in a statement.
The bird is currently under the care of Wildlife SOS.
“Wildlife SOS was extremely prompt. In the moment where I couldn’t find any vets, they promptly responded to me on Twitter and that is what kept us hopeful. It’s good to see what they’re doing as most birds are not given that much attention. It was a great experience and I wish them all the best. Wildlife SOS is doing a great job,” Sonal Chauhan said.
The Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius) is a songbird that is popular for its nest made of leaves “sewn” together. The bird has been immortalised by Rudyard Kipling as Darzee in the ‘Jungle Book’, and is a rather common resident in urban gardens. Common tailorbirds form long-term bonds and remain in one location year-round. These highly active birds fit between trees and shrubs, and sometimes hop on the ground to forage for insects.
Kartick Satyanarayan, CEO & Co-founder of Wildlife SOS, said, “We are extremely grateful to Ms. Sonal Chauhan for reaching out to us immediately for aid. It is heartening to see her compassion for animals. This sets a great precedent, encouraging others to reach out in case of encounters with urban wildlife like birds, reptiles & small mammals.”
Wasim Akram, Deputy Director – Special Projects, Wildlife SOS, said, “The baby bird has possibly fallen from a fair height and broken its leg. Birds have tiny, often hollow bones that are prone to sprains and breakage. Treating an injured bird is a greatly sensitive matter and requires professional medical treatment.”