Satellite-tagged birds released in Manipur

Satellite-tagged birds released in Manipur

Imphal, Oct 31 :  Two Amur Falcon birds deployed with satellite transmitters, were released today at Puching Village, Tamenglong.

Both birds, females and named 'Irang' and 'Puching', weighed about 155 gm and 195 gm.

The satellite tagging activities were being carried out by Dr. Suresh Kumar and his team today, from Wildlife Institute of India in support of Tamenglong Forest Division, Forest Department, Manipur.Three more birds will be tagged in this season. A juvenile Amur falcon, which was not suitable for tagging, was put with ring and released.

Scientists led by Dr. Suresh Kumar of WII, had were camping in Puching since October 21 to fit GPS satellite transmitters to at least five Amur falcon this year. After several attempts with canopy mistnet yesterday, three birds were captured of which two were selected for tagging. (UNI)

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