Cape Melville (South Shetland Islands)

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The site is important for chinstrap penguins

Cape Melville, is a low-lying, ice-free headland at the eastern end of King George Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. Some 388 ha of the site has been identified as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a large breeding colony of about 16,000 pairs of chinstrap penguins.[1]


  1. ^ "Cape Melville, King George Island". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Archived from the original on 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 

Coordinates: 62°01′S 57°36′W / 62.017°S 57.600°W / -62.017; -57.600