Sugarmouse Island

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Sugarmouse Island
Mutton Bird Islands (Landsat).jpg
A Landsat image of the Mutton Bird Islands Group.
Sugarmouse Island is located in Tasmania
Sugarmouse Island
Sugarmouse Island
Location off the south western coast of Tasmania
Geography
LocationSouth western Tasmania
Coordinates43°25′12″S 145°57′54″E / 43.42000°S 145.96500°E / -43.42000; 145.96500Coordinates: 43°25′12″S 145°57′54″E / 43.42000°S 145.96500°E / -43.42000; 145.96500
ArchipelagoMutton Bird Islands Group
Adjacent bodies of waterSouthern Ocean
Area0.54 ha (1.3 acres)[1]
Administration
Australia
StateTasmania
RegionSouth West
Demographics
PopulationUnpopulated

Sugarmouse Island is an unpopulated islet located close to the south-western coast of Tasmania, Australia. Situated some 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of where the mouth of Port Davey meets the Southern Ocean, the 0.54-hectare (1.3-acre) islet is one of the eight islands that comprise the Mutton Bird Islands Group. Sugarmouse Island is part of the Southwest National Park and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site.[1][2]

Fauna[edit]

The island is part of the Port Davey Islands Important Bird Area, so identified by BirdLife International because of its importance for breeding seabirds.[3] Recorded breeding seabird species are the fairy prion (2000 pairs) and black-faced cormorant.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Small Southern Islands Conservation Management Statement 2002" (PDF). Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. 2002. p. 30. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2006. Retrieved 20 July 2006.
  2. ^ a b Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; Halley, Vanessa (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Hobart: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X.
  3. ^ "IBA: Port Davey Islands". Birdata. Birds Australia. Retrieved 19 September 2011.