Bettowia

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Battowia Island
Native name:
Bettowia
Battowia Island is located in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Battowia Island
Battowia Island
Battowia Island is located in Lesser Antilles
Battowia Island
Battowia Island
Battowia Island is located in Caribbean
Battowia Island
Battowia Island
Geography
LocationCaribbean
Coordinates12°57′45″N 61°07′50″W / 12.96250°N 61.13056°W / 12.96250; -61.13056 (Bettowia)Coordinates: 12°57′45″N 61°07′50″W / 12.96250°N 61.13056°W / 12.96250; -61.13056 (Bettowia)
ArchipelagoGrenadines
Highest elevation427 ft (130.1 m)[1]
Administration
Additional information
Time zone
Private island
Battowia Island Wildlife Reserve
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Area65.9 km2 (25.4 sq mi)
Established1987
WebsiteBattowia Island in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Bettowia or Battowia is one of the Grenadines islands which lie between the Caribbean islands of Saint Vincent and Grenada.[2] [3] Politically, it is part of the nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Flora and Fauna[edit]

Battowia island is locally known as "Bird island" as it is a roosting and nesting site for a variety of seabirds, in particular larger birds such as frigatebirds, gulls and boobies and also brown pelican, brown noddy, sooty tern. As well as land birds such as tropical mockingbird, eared dove, and the Antillean crested hummingbird.[4]

Among other inhabitants of the island are goats and rare Congo snake (Amphiuma) and Barbour's tropical racer (Mastigodryas bruesi).[5]

Battowia Island is declared a Wildlife Reserve.[6]

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