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Hicks Island
Geography
Location Northern Australia
Coordinates 11°58′59″S 143°16′08″E / 11.983°S 143.269°E / -11.983; 143.269Coordinates: 11°58′59″S 143°16′08″E / 11.983°S 143.269°E / -11.983; 143.269
Area 1.6 km2 (0.62 sq mi)
Country
State Queensland

Hicks Island is an island about 1 km southeast of Cape Grenville in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Queensland, Australia, in Temple Bay about 200 km northeast of Iron Range National Park and Lockhart River in the Cape York Peninsula. It is around 160 hectares (395.4 acres) in size. This island is part of the Home Islands Group.

Pied Imperial Pigeon, Ducula bicolor bicolor
A pied imperial-pigeon

Birdlife

Hicks Island is also part of the Cape York to Cape Grenville Islands Important Bird Area. The island is inhabited by species such as the pied imperial-pigeon, bridled tern, roseate tern and lesser crested tern.

Bridled Terns Lady Elliot
A bridled tern pair
Roseate terns Palometas
A roseate tern pair

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