Stack Island

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The island is a breeding site for crested terns

Stack Island is an island game reserve, with an area of 23.7 ha and a high point 54 m above sea-level, in Bass Strait, south-eastern Australia. It is part of Tasmania’s Hunter Island Group which lies between north-west Tasmania and King Island.[1]

Fauna[edit]

The island forms part of the Hunter Island Group Important Bird Area.[2] Breeding seabirds and shorebirds include little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, Pacific gull, silver gull, sooty oystercatcher, black-faced cormorant, crested tern and fairy tern. Mammals include small numbers of rabbits and rakali.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hunter Island Group. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 2011-07-09.

Coordinates: 40°36′S 144°46′E / 40.600°S 144.767°E / -40.600; 144.767