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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.

  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala

  • Beetle
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus

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