Isabella Island

The Isabella Island, part of the Big Green Group within the Furneaux Group, is a 11.4-hectare (28-acre) unpopulated granite island, located in the Bass Strait, west of the Flinders Island and south of Chalky Island, in Tasmania, in south-eastern Australia.[1][2] The island is a nature reserve and is part of the Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups Important Bird Area.[3]

Isabella Island
Isabella Island is located in Tasmania
Isabella Island
Isabella Island
Location of the Isabella Island in Bass Strait
Geography
LocationBass Strait
Coordinates40°07′48″S 147°56′24″E / 40.13000°S 147.94000°E / -40.13000; 147.94000Coordinates: 40°07′48″S 147°56′24″E / 40.13000°S 147.94000°E / -40.13000; 147.94000
ArchipelagoBig Green Group, part of the Furneaux Group
Area11.4 ha (28 acres)
Administration
Australia
StateTasmania
Demographics
Populationunpopulated

FaunaEdit

Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are little penguin, Pacific gull, sooty oystercatcher and pied oystercatcher. Cape Barren geese also breed there. Reptiles present include the metallic skink, White's skink and white-lipped snake.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Isabella Island (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  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.