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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.

  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba

  • Beetle
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe

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