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.

  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta

  • Beetle
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus

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