Activists rescued injured birds in the city on Saturday and handed them over to the authorities for rehabilitation.
Preethi Rangasamy, a resident of Parsn Apartment in Nanjundapuram, alerted the Environment Conservation Group (ECG) about an injured Mottled Wood Owl.
The group president R. Mohammed Saleem and Forest Department officials examined the bird, which had broken bones in the wings besides cuts and bruises.
After initial first aid, the bird was taken to the Coimbatore Corporation Zoo, where antibiotics were administered. It would set free after it had recovered, its wounds had healed and it was capable of fending for itself in the wild. Further, members of the Environment Conservation Group also rescued four birds including Rose-Ringed Parakeets and an Alexandrine Parakeet from fortune tellers near the Nehru Stadium.
One of the parakeets was found to have broken legs and was taken to the bird Rehabilitation Centre run by the Forest Department here.
Environment Conservation Group members rescue parakeets from fortune tellers