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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
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus

  • Beetle
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa

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