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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.

  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius

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

  • Long-tailed meadowlark

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