Little Badger Island

The Little Badger Island, part of the Badger Group within the Furneaux Group, is a 2.5-hectare (6.2-acre) unpopulated low-lying granite island, located in Bass Strait, lying west of the Flinders and Cape Barren islands, Tasmania, south of Victoria, in south-eastern Australia.[1][2]

Little Badger Island
Little Badger Island is located in Tasmania
Little Badger Island
Little Badger Island
Location of the Little Badger Island in Bass Strait
Geography
LocationBass Strait
Coordinates40°18′00″S 147°54′36″E / 40.30000°S 147.91000°E / -40.30000; 147.91000Coordinates: 40°18′00″S 147°54′36″E / 40.30000°S 147.91000°E / -40.30000; 147.91000
ArchipelagoBadger Group, part of the Furneaux Group
Area2.5 ha (6.2 acres)
Administration
Australia
StateTasmania

The island is contained within a nature reserve. The island is also part of the Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups Important Bird Area.[3]

FaunaEdit

Recorded breeding seabird and wader species include little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, white-faced storm-petrel, Pacific gull, silver gull, sooty oystercatcher, black-faced cormorant and Caspian tern.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Little Badger Island (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "IBA: Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  4. ^ 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