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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.

  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii

  • Beetle
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus

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