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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.

  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus

  • Beetle
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe

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