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Nov 08, 2012 at 03:11pm IST

Thousands of Amur falcon birds poached for trade, consumption in Nagaland

New Delhi: CNN-IBN has accessed visuals of shocking massacre of tens of thousands of migratory Amur falcons in Nagaland. The NGO, Conservation India, has documented the slaughter.

The NGO has estimated that 12,000 to 14,000 birds are being hunted for consumption and commercial sale every day. The captured birds are kept in mosquito nets or cane baskets, so they can be sold alive.

This is probably the single largest congregation of Amur falcons recorded anywhere in the world. They migrate from Siberia and arrive in the northeast Indian state during October, before eventually heading for Africa.

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