World longest travelling bird Amur Falcon arrive in state

World longest travelling bird Amur Falcon arrive in state

TMB Report

Tamenglong: As the time brings, the first batch of the world’s longest travelling bird ‘Amur Falcons’ has begun to arrive in Manipur, Tamenglong district.

Every season around this time Amur Falcons, locally known as ‘Akhoipuina’, start to dot the Tamenglong sky. Every year, the small Falco amurensis of the falcon family, come to spend the fall in Tamenglong District in Manipur.

The locals have spotted the arrival of a few since Saturday, while the radio tagged “Chiulon” Amur Falcon have reached near Xuzhou city and “Irang” near Linyi city of China as on October 7, according to the Wildlife Institute of India.

Meanwhile, five Amur Falcons tagged with GPS, including Irang and Chiulon, will be arriving in Tamenglong in the coming week, Tamenglong wildlife warden and Tamenglong Cane and Bamboo Centre (TAMBAC) director Nehemiah Panmei said on the World Migratory Bird Day celebration at Chiuluan on Sunday.

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