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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.

  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe

  • Beetle
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus

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