Round Top Island

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Map of the Maatsuyker Islands

Round Top Island is a 6.25 hectare island in south-eastern Australia. Its highest point is 165m above sea level. It is part of the Maatsuyker 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 Maatsuyker Island Group Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance as a breeding site for seabirds.[3]

Fauna[edit]

Recorded breeding seabird species are the Short-tailed Shearwater (8900 pairs), Fairy Prion (9300 pairs), Common Diving-Petrel (8700 pairs), Pacific Gull and Silver Gull. The Metallic Skink and Tasmanian Tree Skink are present.[1]

References[edit]

  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, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, 2002, archived from the original on 2006-08-22, retrieved 2006-07-20 
  3. ^ BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Maatsuyker Island Group. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/08/2011.

Coordinates: 43°38′37″S 146°22′33″E / 43.64361°S 146.37583°E / -43.64361; 146.37583