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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.

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

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta

  • Beetle
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii

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