Atriceps Island

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Atriceps Island
Atriceps Island is located in Antarctica
Atriceps Island
Atriceps Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
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
Administration
None
Demographics
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.