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Chicken Island
Chicken Island is located in Tasmania
Chicken Island
Chicken Island
Location in Tasmania
Location off the southern coast of Tasmania
Location South West Tasmania
Coordinates 43°34′12″S 146°36′00″E / 43.57000°S 146.60000°E / -43.57000; 146.60000
Archipelago Maatsuyker Islands Group
Adjacent bodies of water Southern Ocean
Area 1.95 ha (4.8 acres)
State Tasmania
Region South West
Population Unpopulated

Chicken Island is an island located close to the south-western coast of Tasmania, Australia. The low, flat, 1.95-hectare (0.0075 sq mi) island is part of the Maatsuyker Islands Group, and comprises part of the Southwest National Park and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site.

Flora and fauna

The vegetation is dominated by Sarcocornia quinqueflora and Senecio pinnatifolius. Recorded breeding seabird and wader species are the little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, fairy prion, common diving-petrel, Pacific gull, silver gull, sooty oystercatcher and Caspian tern.

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