Amur Falcon, Tirunelveli

Amur Falcon, Tirunelveli

A long cherished desire to see and photograph this marathon migrant was fulfilled in the last month of 2016. This small falcon breeds in Siberia during summer and winters in Africa. It is a passage migrant in India while going to or from Siberia. In Nagaland India where they congregate in huge flocks there was rampant hunting and killing of this cute insect eating falcon. Due to the efforts of the conservationists the situation has vastly changed.

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