Green Island (Tasmania)

Green Island is a small island nature reserve with an area of 4.17 ha close to the south-eastern coast of Tasmania, Australia at the entrance to the River Derwent.

It lies in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.[1][2]

Flora and fauna

The vegetation is dominated by Acaena, bracken and thistles, with introduced grasses around the shoreline and some scattered Correa bushes. Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are little penguin, Pacific gull, silver gull, kelp gull, sooty oystercatcher and Caspian tern. European rabbits have been introduced to the island. The metallic skink is present.[1]

References

  1. Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). Tasmania‚Äôs Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X
  2. 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


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