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.

  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer

  • Beetle
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe

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