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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.

  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa

  • Beetle
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe

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