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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.

  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus

  • Beetle
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea

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

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