|south western coast of Tasmania|
|Archipelago||Breaksea Islands Group|
|Adjacent bodies of water||Southern Ocean|
|Area||11.35 hectares (28.0 acres)|
|Highest elevation||72 m (236 ft)|
Kathleen Island is a steeply cliffed island that lies within Port Davey, an oceanic inlet, located in the south west region of Tasmania, Australia. The island has an area of approximately 11.35 hectares (28.0 acres) and is contained with the Southwest National Park, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site and the Port Davey/Bathurst Harbour Marine Nature Reserve.
Features and location
Kathleen island is part of the Port Davey Islands Important Bird Area, so identified by BirdLife International because of its importance for breeding seabirds. Most of the island is covered by thick scrub and rainforest. Recorded breeding seabird species are the little penguin (1-200 pairs) and short-tailed shearwater (67,000 pairs). Burrowing seabirds have caused erosion in places. The metallic skink is present.
- "Kathleen Island (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
- "Port Davey/Bathurst Harbour Marine Nature Reserve". Sea Fishing & Aquaculture: Area Restrictions: Marine Reserves. Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmanian Government. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
- 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
- "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.
- "IBA: Port Davey Islands". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
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