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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.

  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi

  • Beetle
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus

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