Mutton Bird Island

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This article is about the island in Australia. For the islands in New Zealand, see Titi / Muttonbird Islands.

Mutton Bird Island is an irregularly shaped island, with an area of 44 ha, in south-eastern Australia. Its highest point is 40 m asl. It is part of the Mutton Bird Island Group, lying close to the southern end of the south-western coast of Tasmania. It is also part of the Southwest National Park, and thus within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site.[1][2] The island is part of the Port Davey Islands Important Bird Area, so identified by BirdLife International because of its importance for breeding seabirds. [3]


Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are the little penguin (3000 pairs), short-tailed shearwater, (530,000 pairs), fairy prion (2500 pairs), Pacific gull, silver gull and sooty oystercatcher. Reptiles present are the metallic skink and Tasmanian tree skink.[1]


  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ Small Southern Islands Conservation Management Statement 2002 (PDF), Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, 2002, archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-08-22, retrieved 2006-07-20 
  3. ^ "IBA: Port Davey Islands". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 

Coordinates: 43°25′S 145°58′E / 43.417°S 145.967°E / -43.417; 145.967