Enraptured by raptors: Hunters of amur falcon in India become its protectors

Two male Amur Falcons spotted near Pangti, a village in the north-eastern Indian state of Nagaland, in 2013. PHOTO: RAMKI SREENIVASAN
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KOLKATA - The amur falcon is a rare and recent visitor to Singapore - the sighting of one in Lorong Halus on Nov 26 excited birders and even made it to the news.

These birds have been frequent fliers over north-eastern India for as long as anyone can remember, undertaking a gruelling annual transcontinental journey of over 22,000km.

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