Five Amur Falcons have been successfully radio tagged and released from Tamenglong as three more falcons were tagged GPS Satellite Radio Transmitters and released at Puching village in Tamenglong district on November 1.
Two Amur Falcons christened as “Puching” and “Irang” were tagged and released on October 31, 2019 from Tamenglong.
Dr Suresh Kumar and his team from Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun along with Honorary Wildlife Warden Nehemiah Panmei and Dr Chambo Gonmei, CMO Tamenglong who released the tagged birds.
While the first two Amur Falcons are named “Irang” and “Puching”, the three birds tagged on November 1, 2019 are named “Barak”, “Phalong” and “Chiulon”.
A milestone was achieved when the first satellite tagging of two falcons was done in 2018.