Inner Little Goose Island

The Inner Little Goose Island, part of the Badger Group within the Furneaux Group, is a 4.5-hectare (11-acre) unpopulated small, round granite island, located in Bass Strait between Goose and Little Goose islands, lying west of the Flinders and Cape Barren islands, Tasmania, south of Victoria, in south-eastern Australia.[1] The island is contained within a conservation area[2] and is part of the Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups Important Bird Area.[3]

Inner Little Goose Island
Inner Little Goose Island is located in Tasmania
Inner Little Goose Island
Inner Little Goose Island
Location of the Inner Little Goose Island in Bass Strait
Geography
LocationBass Strait
Coordinates40°17′S 147°47′E / 40.283°S 147.783°E / -40.283; 147.783Coordinates: 40°17′S 147°47′E / 40.283°S 147.783°E / -40.283; 147.783
ArchipelagoBadger Group, part of the Furneaux Group
Area4.5 ha (11 acres)
Administration
Australia
StateTasmania

FaunaEdit

Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, Pacific gull and sooty oystercatcher. The eastern three-lined skink is present.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Small Bass Strait Island Reserves. Draft Management Plan". Department of Primary Industries,Water and Environment, Tasmanian Government. October 2000. Archived from the original on 30 March 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X
  3. ^ "IBA: Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011.