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    30th Oct, 2020
  • Amur Falcons have arrived in Manipur after completing one migratory journey that covered 29,000 km in 361 days.
  • Chuilon and Irang, are Amur Falcons who were Radio tagged to trace migration.
  • Amur Falcon are locally known as ‘Akhoipuina is the world’s longest travelling migratory raptors. They breed in East Asia and migrate to northeast India, Sri Lanka and sometimes to Thailand, Cambodia and up to the Arabian Sea and parts of Southern Africa.
  • Doyang Lakein Nagaland is a stopover for the Amur falcons during their annual migration.
  • They fall in the Least Concern category for IUCN.
  • Nagaland Government organizes Amur Falcon festival to spread awareness about the need to provide safe passage to Amur falcons.

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