Little Chalky Island

The Little Chalky Island, part of the Big Green Group within the Furneaux Group, is a 5-hectare (12-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 part of the Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups Important Bird Area.[3]

Little Chalky Island
Little Chalky Island is located in Tasmania
Little Chalky Island
Little Chalky Island
Location of the Little Chalky Island in Bass Strait
Geography
LocationBass Strait
Coordinates40°07′48″S 147°53′24″E / 40.13000°S 147.89000°E / -40.13000; 147.89000Coordinates: 40°07′48″S 147°53′24″E / 40.13000°S 147.89000°E / -40.13000; 147.89000
ArchipelagoBig Green Group, part of the Furneaux Group
Area5 ha (12 acres)
Administration
Australia
StateTasmania
Demographics
Populationunpopulated

FaunaEdit

Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, white-faced storm-petrel, Pacific gull, sooty oystercatcher, black-faced cormorant and Caspian tern. Cape Barren geese also breed on the island. The metallic skink is present.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Little Chalky 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.