Padpadak Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Padpadak Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
This name originates from Bulgaria. It is part of the Bulgaria Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
The mostly ice-free island extending 442 m in SW-NE direction and 390 m in SE-NW direction in the Dannebrog Islands group of Wilhelm Archipelago in the Antarctic Peninsula region. Surface area 8.35 ha. It abuts Shut Island on the NE, and is situated 62 m NW of Sprey Island and 1.62 km ENE of Skoba Island.
So named because of its shape supposedly resembling a common quail bird ('padpadak' in Bulgarian), and in association with other descriptive names of islands in the area.
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