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.

  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus

  • Beetle
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope

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