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Booby Island (Western Australia)

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Nesting brown boobies
Nesting brown boobies

Booby Island, once known as White Island, is a 3 ha (7.4 acres) uninhabited island in the Bonaparte Archipelago of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It was renamed in 2004 to avoid confusion with another "White Island" in the Kimberley region.[1] It is classified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because it supports more than 1% of the world's population of brown boobies, with a breeding colony of up to 2,000 pairs.[2]


  1. ^ "Booby Island deemed the White name". General News (Australia). AAP. 29 March 2004. Retrieved 6 June 2011.[dead link]
  2. ^ "IBA: Booby Island (Kimberley)". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2011.

Coordinates: 15°03′41″S 124°19′35″E / 15.06139°S 124.32639°E / -15.06139; 124.32639 (Booby Island)

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