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2 Amur Falcon with satellite transmitters released

by Huirem Naresh
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Imphal, Oct 31

Two Amur Falcon birds deployed with satellite transmitters were released today at Puching Village, Tamenglong, Manipur. Both the birds are female. The birds are named as ‘Irang’ and ‘Puching’, weighing about 155 gm and 195 gm respectively. The birds were released by the chairman of the village in presence of all the villagers. The satellite tagging activities are being carried out by Dr. Suresh Kumar and his team from Wildlife Institute of India in support of Tamenglong Forest Division, Forest Department, Manipur. Three more birds will be tagged in this season. Moreover, One juvenile Amur falcon, which was not suitable for tagging, is put with ring and was released.
Tagging exercise was carried out today morning by the Dr. Suresh Kumar and his team. It is historic as the all expert were from India only this time.
The tagged birds were released By Dr. Suresh Kumar after a prayer from the pastor of Puching village for safe passage and in presence of Chairman Ramkhonang Gonmei, staff of Tamenglong Forest Division and large number of villagers at around 7.00 am
It is history for Puching Village for the hunting ground of Amur falcon being transformed to Dancing ground for the Conservation of Amur falcon. It is an indeed proud moments for the village Authority of Puching, Tamenglong Forest Division, Rainforest Club Tamenglong, and Sciebtists of Wildlife Institute of India.
The team of Tamenglong Forest Division led by Shri Arun R S and Scientists led by Dr. Suresh Kumar of WII were camping in Puching since 21st October for GPS satellite transmitters to at least five Amur falcons this year. After several attempt with canopy mistnet yesterday three birds were captured. Out of the three two birds were selected foe tagging.

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