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El Chaltén, trekking capital of Argentina

Province of Santa Cruz • Argentina

Photos of fauna in El Chaltén

This is the land of the condor, the huemul, the puma, the guanaco and the choique. But undoubtedly the most frequent presence amongst the local wildlife are the birds. Notes: F: female; M: male.


  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus

  • Beetle
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus

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