Three more GPS satellite radio transmitters tagged Amur Falcon released


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 1, 2019: Three more GPS satellite transmitters tagged Amur Falcon birds were released on Friday at Puching, Tamenglong.

The three birds were named as “ Barak”  “Phalong” and “Chiulon”.Barak is female and weighed 185 gm, Phalong and Chiulon are male and weighed 170 gm and 150 gm respectively.

They were released after releasing of two GPS satellite transmitters tagged Amur Falcon on Thursday. Both the birds were female. They were named as “Irang” and “Puching”. They weigh about 155 gm and 195 gm respectively.

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The satellite tagging activities were carried out by Dr. Suresh Kumar and his team From Wildlife Institute of India in support of Tamenglong Forest Division, Manipur.

The team of Tamenglong Forest Division led by Arundel R SO and scientists led by Suresh was camping in Puching since October 21 for the satellite transmitter tagging of the birds.

Suresh and his team, two honorary wildlife warden, Dr. Chambo Gonmei CMO Tamenglong, Nehemia Panmei, chairman of Chiulon, chairman of Puching, secretary of Phalong, Rainforest Club members, villagers and staff of Tamenglong Forest Division were present in the release of the three Amur falcons.

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There was a traditional dance presentation from the woman members of Puching village in connection with the successful capture and release of the Akhoipiuna.

Later on there was a brief awareness speech from the resource persons including Suresh. Suresh stressed on landscape conservation and mutual interaction among the Amur Falcon roosting villages within the state and even with neighbouring state


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