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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.

  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis

  • Long-tailed meadowlark

  • Beetle
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus

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