Chalky Island (Tasmania)
An aerial view of Chalky Island, from the east
|Archipelago||Big Green Group, part of the Furneaux Group|
|Area||41 ha (100 acres)|
The Chalky Island, part of the Big Green Group within the Furneaux Group, is a 41-hectare (100-acre) unpopulated granite island with limestone outcrops and dolerite dykes, located in the Bass Strait, west of the Flinders Island, in Tasmania, in south-eastern Australia. The island is contained within a conservation area and is part of the Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups Important Bird Area.
Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, white-faced storm petrel, Pacific gull, silver gull, sooty oystercatcher, pied oystercatcher, black-faced cormorant, Caspian tern and fairy tern. Reptiles present include the metallic Skink, White's skink, white-lipped snake and tiger snake.
- "Chalky Island (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
- Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X
- "IBA: Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
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