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
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus

  • Beetle
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus

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