Selvagem Grande Island
View of Selvagem Grande
|Highest point||Pico da Atalaia|
|Autonomous Region||Madeira Islands|
The island (size: 2 x 1.7 km) belongs to the Northeast Group of the Savage Islands, which comprises in addition three islets: Sinho Islet (Portuguese: Ilhéu Sinho, diminutive of só, "lonely", maybe a pun on the same pronounced Ilheucinho, "Little Islet"), Palheiro do Mar, and Palheiro de Terra.
Reference points in the island include Atalaia, Leste and Inferno. The peaks include Atalaia, Tornozelos and Inferno. The highest point is 138 m according to Google Earth imagery. The island has two inhabitants, a guard of the Nature Reserve, and a Portuguese biologist studying the bird Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea), cagarra in Portuguese.
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