Councillor Island

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Location
39°49'48"S
144°09'36"E
Country
 Australia
Categories
  • Nature
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Description

The Councillor Island, part of the New Year Group, is a 10.53-hectare (26.0-acre) granite island located in the Bass Strait, lying off the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia.The island forms part of the King Island Important Bird Area because of its importance for breeding seabirds and waders.

Fauna

Breeding seabird and shorebird species include little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, fairy prion, common diving-petrel, Pacific gull, silver gull, sooty oystercatcher, black-faced cormorant and Caspian tern. Reptiles include eastern blue-tongued lizard.
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