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.

  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera

  • Beetle
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius

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