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.

  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer

  • Beetle
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe

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