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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.

  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe

  • Beetle
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii

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