JAN 2021  
Amur Falcon Sighted Near Point Calimere

An Amur falcon was sighted recently on the campus of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) at Kodiakkarai, abutting the Point Calimere Sanctuary, in Nagapattinam district. The bird, sighted for the first time in the area, was photographed by BNHS researcher Subhiksha Lakshmi Maxima. ‘It is unusual to find the bird in south India. Usually, it takes the path of central India on its lengthy migration from the breeding grounds in Russia and China to South Africa,’ said S Balachandran, Deputy Director, BNHS. The small, resilient birds make the daring voyage to winter in southern Africa. A change in the wind pattern, caused by Cyclones Nivar and Burevi, could have been the reason for the lone falcon to find its way to Point Calimere.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/