Title : Amur Falcon

A Rare and Mesmerizing Sight in Gir National Park

Amur Falcon

The Amur falcon (#amurfalcon)(Falco amurensis) is a small raptor of the falcon family. It breeds in south-eastern Siberia and Northern China before migrating in large flocks across India and over the Arabian Sea to winter in Southern and East Africa. On Nov, 2021. We have seen this in Gir National Park in morning safari at Kamleshwar Dam.

The Amur Falcon is a species of migratory falcon that is known to make a pit stop in the Gir National Park in India during its annual migration. This bird species travels long distances, covering thousands of kilometers from its breeding grounds in Southeast Asia and Mongolia to its wintering grounds in southern Africa.

In recent years, the Amur Falcon has been making an appearance in the Gir National Park in growing numbers, making it a rare and exciting sight for bird watchers. These birds are known for their sleek and slender bodies, long, pointed wings, and distinctive reddish-brown plumage.

The Amur Falcon’s presence in the Gir National Park has provided valuable insight into the patterns and habits of migratory birds. Conservation efforts have been put in place to protect the habitat of these birds and ensure their safe passage through the region.

Visitors to the Gir National Park can witness the Amur Falcons as they rest and feed before continuing on their journey. This rare sighting has become a popular attraction for bird enthusiasts and wildlife lovers alike, adding to the already rich biodiversity of the park.

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