Flat Top Island
Detailed map of the Maatsuyker Islands Group, showing Flat Top Island on the right
|southern coast of Tasmania|
|Location||South West Tasmania|
|Archipelago||Maatsuyker Islands Group|
|Adjacent bodies of water||Southern Ocean|
|Area||1.58 ha (3.9 acres):21|
Flat Top Island is an island located close to the south-western coast of Tasmania, Australia. The 1.58-hectare (0.0061 sq mi) island is part of the Maatsuyker Islands Group, and comprises part of the Southwest National Park and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site.
The island is part of the Maatsuyker Island Group Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance as a breeding site for seabirds. Recorded breeding seabird species are the short-tailed shearwater (400 pairs), fairy prion (5000 pairs), common diving-petrel (1000 pairs) and Pacific gull. The island is a haul-out site for the Australian fur seal. The Tasmanian tree skink is present.
- "Small Southern Islands Conservation Management Statement 2002" (PDF). Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2006. Retrieved 20 July 2006.
- 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
- BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Maatsuyker Island Group. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/08/2011.
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