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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.

  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala

  • Beetle
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus

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