Carnaza Island

Daanbantayan, Cebu

Carnaza Island is a 173.5 hectare turtle-shaped island located north of the mainland Cebu in the Philippines. The island is bordered on all sides by the Visayan Sea.

The island's topography includes coastal plains, mangrove swamps, lagoons and semi-rounded hills. Its coastal plain constitutes about 9.7% while semi-rounded hills constitute the biggest portion of the island covering a ...

bout 14.4% of the total area. The mangrove forest has an area of about 10.063 hectares or 5.8% of the island. The highest point was measured at 55 meters above sea level.

The dominant upland vegetation is Ipil-ipil (Leucaena leucocephala), which covered most of the slopes. Agricultural crops like coconuts, cassava, banana, sugarcane, corn and breadfruit, among others, are present in some areas.

On a paper report on the survey conducted on the island on July 16??"20, 1990. A total of 18 species of birds representing 7 orders and 15 families have been identified and reported. The most common species observed were Glossy Swiftlets, White-collared Kingfishers, Pied Trillers, Black-naped Orioles, Philippine mapgie robins, Malaysia fantails, White-breasted Woodswallows, glossy starlings, yellow-breasted sunbirds, and Eurasian tree sparrows.

The islanders revealed that the Tabon bird used to be numerous in Carnaza Island. Also listed on the report are the orders Cephalopoda, Gastropoda and Pelecypoda. Two genera of Cephalopods were identified, namely; Sepia and Sepioteuthis.

A total of 36 species belonging to 19 families of gastropods have been listed. However, further study is needed to get a complete listing of the gastropods in the area.  Wiki

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