News: Chuilon and Irang, the radio-tagged Amur Falcons have arrived in Manipur after completing one migratory journey that covered 29,000 km in 361 days.
- The Amur Falcon locally known as ‘Akhoipuina is the world’s longest travelling migratory raptors.
- Migratory Route: They breed in East Asia and migrate to northeast India, Sri Lanka and sometimes to Thailand, Cambodia and up to the Arabian Sea and parts of Southern Africa.
- Doyang Lake in Nagaland is known as a stopover for the Amur falcons during their annual migration.
- IUCN Status: Least Concern
- Significance: Nagaland Government organises Amur Falcon festival to spread awareness about the need to provide safe passage to Amur falcons.