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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.

  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata

  • Beetle
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus

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