Sea of Amur falcons reach roosting site at Hakhizhe village

Sea of Amur falcons reach roosting site at Hakhizhe village
Amur falcons over Hakhizhe Village (inset- Amur falcon).
DIMAPUR, NOV 1 (NPN) | Publish Date: 11/1/2020 11:58:58 AM IST

Amur falcons have been flocking to their roosting site near Hakhizhe village under Nuiland sub-division in Dimapur district in greater numbers this year. 

Hakhizhe Village Council chairman Viyito Shohe told a visiting wildlife team led by wildlife warden of Dimapur wildlife division H Tokaho Kinimi on October 30, that around 50 to 100 raptors reached the site on October 14. Thereafter, 1,000 to 2,000 arrived on October 17 and by October 26, it was a sea of Amur falcons, he added.

According to Shohe, this year was witnessing a huge surge in the number of Amur falcon visiting Hakhizhe village as compared to previous years.

The village council chairman assured the visiting delegation of providing safe passage and stay to Amur falcons. He also said the Amur falcon protection team members were patrolling, guarding and protecting the roosting site since October 14 and sometimes they patrolled till late into the night. The wildlife warden appreciated the village council and Amur falcon protection team for their sincere efforts in protecting the raptors and ensuring their safe stay and passage. He assured all possible help from the department and also appealed to the village council to also accord equal importance to protection of other indigenous species of birds and animals.

Earlier, when the team visited the village, they witnessed sea of Amur falcons at the roosting site, about 5 km away from the village. A brief meeting was held with the Hakhizhe Village Council chairman and Amur falcon protection team members on the occasion. This was stated in a press release by Dimapur wildlife division. 


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