Flight of fancy brings wanderers to Top End

"SEVERAL species of bird with a terrible sense of direction have been found in the Top End.

In the past few weeks, twitchers have spotted four different species of birds that should not be found anywhere near Australia.

Charles Darwin University senior research developer Peter Kyne said the birds - both grey and red-necked phalarope at the Leanyer sewage ponds, a christmas frigate bird at Nightcliff and a eurasian hoopoe off Galiwinku - shouldn't be anywhere near the mainland."

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