Penguin Islet (Tasmania)


Penguin Islet (Tasmania)

Penguin Islet is a small island nature reserve with an area of 3.46 ha in Bass Strait, south-eastern Australia. It is part of Tasmania’s Hunter Island Group which lies between north-west Tasmania and King Island. It is notable as the only pelican colony in western Bass Strait.

Fauna

Breeding seabirds and shorebirds include Little Penguin, Short-tailed Shearwater, Fairy Prion, Common Diving-Petrel, White-faced Storm-Petrel, Pacific Gull, Silver Gull, Sooty Oystercatcher, Black-faced Cormorant, Australian Pelican and Caspian Tern.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]

References

ee also

* Penguin Island (Tasmania)


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