East Pyramids

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The East Pyramids comprise a group of three steep, rocky islets, with a combined area of 6.69 ha, in south-eastern Australia. They are part of the Mutton Bird Island Group, lying close to the southern end of the south-western coast of Tasmania. They are also part of the Southwest National Park, and thus within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site.[1][2] The islets are part of the Port Davey Islands Important Bird Area, so identified by BirdLife International because of its importance for breeding seabirds. [3]

Flora and fauna[edit]

What vegetation there is on these rocks is dominated by Poa, pig face and ferns. Recorded breeding seabird species are the fairy prion (100 pairs), Pacific gull, silver gull and black-faced cormorant.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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
  2. ^ Small Southern Islands Conservation Management Statement 2002 (PDF), Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, 2002, archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-08-22, retrieved 2006-07-20 
  3. ^ "IBA: Port Davey Islands". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 

Coordinates: 43°25′S 145°55′E / 43.417°S 145.917°E / -43.417; 145.917