Atriceps Island

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Atriceps Island
Atriceps Island is located in Antarctica
Atriceps Island
Atriceps Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 60°47′S 45°9′W / 60.783°S 45.150°W / -60.783; -45.150Coordinates: 60°47′S 45°9′W / 60.783°S 45.150°W / -60.783; -45.150
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Atriceps Island is the southernmost of the Robertson Islands, lying 5.6 kilometres (3 nmi) south of the south-east end of Coronation Island in the South Orkney Islands of Antarctica. The island has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International because it supports a breeding colony of imperial shags (Phalacrocorax atriceps), after which the island was named in 1948–49 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, with 524 pairs recorded in 1988.[1]

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  1. ^ "Atriceps Island, Robertson Islands". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Archived from the original on 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2012-12-09.