Hen Island (Tasmania)
|Location||South West Tasmania|
|Archipelago||Maatsuyker Islands Group|
|Adjacent bodies of water||Southern Ocean|
|Area||7.6 ha (19 acres)|
|Highest elevation||75 m (246 ft)|
Hen Island is an island located close to the south-western coast of Tasmania, Australia. The 7.6-hectare (0.029 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's highest point is 75 metres (246 ft) above sea level.
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 and wader species are the little penguin (90 pairs), short-tailed shearwater (12,000 pairs), fairy prion (27,000 pairs), Pacific gull and sooty oystercatcher. The metallic 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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