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Updated: November 22, 2013 00:06 IST

Amur Falcons tracked over Kenya

Sushanta Talukdar
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The birds, which are released from Nagaland on Nov. 7, are heading towards South Africa

Two of the three Amur Falcons — Naga and Pangti — satellite-tagged and released in Pangti village in Wokha district of Nagaland on November 7 were tracked flying over Kenya on Thursday and are now heading towards their final destinations in South Africa. The third satellite tagged Amur falcon named Wokha entered Ethiopia on Thursday. Every year in October Amur Falcons arrive Nagaland in lakhs for roosting while migrating from Mongolia to South Africa but for the first time their journey from Nagaland to South Africa is being monitored through satellite.

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