Munday Island

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Munday Island
Munday Island is located in Tasmania
Munday Island
Munday Island
Location off the south western coast of Tasmania
Geography
Location Between Port Davey and Bathurst Channel
Coordinates 43°19′48″S 146°00′36″E / 43.33000°S 146.01000°E / -43.33000; 146.01000Coordinates: 43°19′48″S 146°00′36″E / 43.33000°S 146.01000°E / -43.33000; 146.01000
Archipelago Breaksea Islands Group
Adjacent bodies of water Southern Ocean
Administration
Australia
State Tasmania
Region South West
Demographics
Population 0

Munday Island is a small island that lies between Port Davey, an oceanic inlet, and Bathurst Channel, located in the south west region of Tasmania, Australia.[1] The island is contained with the Southwest National Park, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site[2] and the Port Davey/Bathurst Harbour Marine Nature Reserve.[3]

Features and location[edit]

Part of the Breaksea Islands Group, Munday Island is also part of the Port Davey Islands Important Bird Area, so identified by BirdLife International because of its importance for breeding seabirds.[4][5] The island's vegetation is dominated by thick Melaleuca scrub. Forest ravens have been recorded as breeding on the island.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Munday 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. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "IBA: Port Davey Islands". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 19 September 2011.