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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.

  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus

  • Beetle
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius

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