East Pyramids

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Not to be confused with West Pyramid.
East Pyramids
Mutton Bird Islands (Landsat).jpg
A Landsat image of the Mutton Bird Islands Group; the East Pryamids are located on the far left.
East Pryamids is located in Tasmania
East Pryamids
East Pryamids
Location off the south western coast of Tasmania
Geography
Location South western Tasmania
Coordinates 43°24′36″S 145°54′36″E / 43.41000°S 145.91000°E / -43.41000; 145.91000Coordinates: 43°24′36″S 145°54′36″E / 43.41000°S 145.91000°E / -43.41000; 145.91000
Archipelago Mutton Bird Islands Group
Adjacent bodies of water Southern Ocean
Total islands 3
Area 6.69 ha (16.5 acres)[1]
Country
Australia
State Tasmania
Region South West
Demographics
Population Unpopulated

The East Pyramids comprise a group of three steep, rocky unpopulated islets located close to the south-western coast of Tasmania, Australia. Situated some 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of where the mouth of Port Davey meets the Southern Ocean, the 6.69-hectare (16.5-acre) islets are one of the eight islands that comprise the Mutton Bird Islands Group. The East Pyramids are part of the Southwest National Park and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site.[1][2]

Flora and fauna[edit]

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] 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.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Small Southern Islands Conservation Management Statement 2002" (PDF). Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. 2002. p. 30. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2006. Retrieved 20 July 2006. 
  2. ^ a b Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; Halley, Vanessa (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Hobart: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X. 
  3. ^ "IBA: Port Davey Islands". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 19 September 2011.