What happens to the vagrants

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Subject: What happens to the vagrants
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:32:56 +1100
I thought struck me the other day (yes, it was painful). What happens to the 
vagrant species that turn up at places such as Ashmore Reef or Christmas/Cocos 
Is.? Do they all die? Having arrived at these places due to weather conditions 
or navigational error, many, if not all, would certainly have problems 
re-orienting themselves, so I imagine that the chances of returning to their 
normal habitat would be fairly slim. I imagine that such places, particularly 
Ashmore, would be rather like an avian death row.

Carl Clifford

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