Little Chalky Island

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Little Chalky Island
Little Chalky Island is located in Tasmania
Little Chalky Island
Little Chalky Island
Location of the Little Chalky Island in Bass Strait
Geography
Location Bass Strait
Coordinates 40°07′48″S 147°53′24″E / 40.13000°S 147.89000°E / -40.13000; 147.89000Coordinates: 40°07′48″S 147°53′24″E / 40.13000°S 147.89000°E / -40.13000; 147.89000
Archipelago Big Green Group, part of the Furneaux Group
Area 5 ha (12 acres)
Administration
Australia
State Tasmania
Demographics
Population unpopulated

The Little Chalky Island, part of the Big Green Group within the Furneaux Group, is a 5-hectare (12-acre) unpopulated granite island, located in the Bass Strait, west of the Flinders Island and south of Chalky Island, in Tasmania, in south-eastern Australia.[1][2] The island is part of the Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups Important Bird Area.[3]

Fauna[edit]

Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, white-faced storm-petrel, Pacific gull, sooty oystercatcher, black-faced cormorant and Caspian tern. Cape Barren geese also breed on the island. The metallic skink is present.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Little Chalky Island (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ "IBA: Chalky, Big Green and Badger Island Groups". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011.