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.

  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii

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

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