Jaco (East Timor)
It is located to the east of the island of Timor, Kap Cutcha near Indonesia, a part of the sub-district of Tutuala within the Lautém district of East Timor, which is separated from the mainland by a narrow channel navigable by small vessels. The area of the island is approximately 10 square kilometers. It is approximately, 100 meters above sea level at its highest point.
Jaco is an uninhabited island, and considered as a holy place by the local natives, who are forbidden from entering the island. However it is noted for its sandy beaches, and tourists go there for diving and swimming with the help of native fishermen.
This beautiful holy island constitutes a "Wild Area" and Native birds include the Dusky Cuckoo-dove (Macropygia magna) and the Fawn-breasted Whistler, (Pachycephala orpheus). It is also part of the new Nino Konis Santana National Park.
- Life, Bird. "Dusky Cuckoo-dove Macropygia magna". Birdlife. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
- "Nino Konis Santana National Park declared as Timor-Leste’s (formerly East Timor) first national park". Wildlifeextra.com. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
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