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With love from Nagaland to Africa

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By EMN Updated: Nov 21, 2013 1:28 am
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DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 20

Naga, Wokha and Pangti Amur falcons which were satellite tagged on November 7,have now all reached the African continent. The satellite tagging of the birds at Pangti roosting site in Doyang Nagaland is a landmark achievement in the history of Wildlife Conservation in Nagaland or perhaps in India. It has created quite a stir in Nagaland and amongst conservationist all over the country and world. The Naga bird was fitted with Color Ring Number KAM, Ring Number C56801, and is the only male falcon out of the three .Wokha a female bird was fitted with Color Ring Number KCM, Ring Number C56802, and Pangti a female bird bears Color Ring Number KFM, Ring Number C56803.. The satellite tags come attached with an antenna backed soloar panels which are attached on the back of the bird.
In a press release the PCCF M Lokesawar Rao stated that Naga and Pangti after reaching Somalia on the 17th pf November have now started to make their way to Kenya.
Wokha, reached on the 19th of November. It has taken the three birds a total of 13 days to fly from Nagaland to Africa, he added.
The route so far taken by
the birds:
Naga: Male falcon after releasing on 7th November flew over Senapati Churachandpur of Manipur Aizwal of Mizoram, entered Bangaladesh and entered Bay of Bengal. After flying over the Bay of Bengal it entered Andhra Pradesh near Ongole. It crossed Andhra Pradesh enroute passing through Adoni and enter Karnataka near Bellary. It then flew over Hubli of Karnataka and entered Goa and from here flew over the Arabian sea and reached the Coast of Somalia and flew over Mogadishu the capital of Somalia. It has now entered Kenya flying near Deddab of Kenya on 20.November 2013, it took thirteen days to fly from Doyang, Nagaland to Kenya.
Pangti female falcon after being released on 7th November flew over Silchar in Assam, Agartala in Tripura and entered Bangladesh. It then fly over the Sundarbans of West Bengal and entered the Bay of Bengal. After flying over the Bay of Bengal it enter Andhra Pradesh near Vizayanagaram and fly over Andhra Passing through Warangal. It entered Karnataka near Bidar and then Maharashtra near Solapur flying over Satara of Maharashtra .It then entered the Arabian sea near Dapol, flew over the Arabian sea and reached the Coast of Somalia and fled over Meghadishu the capital of Somalia and has now entered Kenya flying near Deddab of Kenya on 20.November 2013, it took thirteen days to fly from Doyang, Nagaland to Kenya.
Wokha a female falcon was released on 7th Novermber. It stayed on in Doyang upto 9th November, after which it fly over Silchar, Aizwal of Mizoram entered Bangladesh near Chittogang flew over the Bay of Bengal, entered Andhra Pradesh near Srikakulam flew over Vishakapatnam Khammam, Nalgonda and Mahboob Nager. It entered Karnataka near Raichur flewover Bagalkot Belgaum and entered the Arabian sea from near Panjim Goa, It reached Somalia through the Gulf of Aden and now flying near Ceergabo Somalia.
Wokha also took thirteen days to fly from Doyang, Nagaland to Somalia.
With this the amazing Amur falcon has just connected Nagaland to Africa like no other feat could. The final Destination of these birds is South Africa where they spend summer and fly back to Mangolia.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 21, 2013 1:28:46 am