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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.

  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus

  • Beetle
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa

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