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.

  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler (F)
    Anas platalea
  • Aphrastura spinicauda
    Thorn-tailed rayadito
    Aphrastura spinicauda
  • Cygnus melancoryphus
    Black-necked swan
    Cygnus melancoryphus
  • Taurocerastes patagonicus
    Beetle (M)
    Taurocerastes patagonicus
  • Anthus correndera
    Correndera pipit
    Anthus correndera
  • Lessonia rufa
    Rufous-backed negrito (M)
    Lessonia rufa
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala

  • Beetle
  • Phoenicopterus chilensis
    Chilean flamingo
    Phoenicopterus chilensis
  • Bombus dahlbomii
    Mangangá
    Bombus dahlbomii
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanacos
    Lama guanicoe
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Enicognathus ferrugineus
    Austral parakeet
    Enicognathus ferrugineus
  • Sturnella loyca
    Long-tailed meadowlark
    Sturnella loyca
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Chloephaga poliocephala
    Ashy-headed goose
    Chloephaga poliocephala
  • Vespula germanica
    Yellow jackets wasp
    Vespula germanica
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara
    Caracara plancus
  • Carduelis barbata
    Black-chinned siskin
    Carduelis barbata
  • Vanellus chilensis
    Southern lapwing
    Vanellus chilensis
  • Lepus europaeus
    Common hare
    Lepus europaeus
  • Rhionaeschna Variegata
    Mosaic Darner
    Rhionaeschna Variegata

  • Long-tailed meadowlark
  • Charadrius falklandicus
    Two-banded plover
    Charadrius falklandicus
  • Merganetta armatta
    Torrent duck (M)
    Merganetta armatta
  • Glaucidium nanum
    Austral pygmy-owl
    Glaucidium nanum
  • Elaenia albiceps
    White-crested elaenia
    Elaenia albiceps
  • Aegorhinus bulbifer
    Weevil
    Aegorhinus bulbifer
  • Gallinago gallinago
    Common snipe (J)
    Gallinago gallinago
  • Troglodytes aedon
    House wren
    Troglodytes aedon
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced ibis
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Caracara plancus
    Southern crested-caracara (J)
    Caracara plancus
  • Lycalopex griseus
    South American Gray Fox (H)
    Lycalopex griseus
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (M)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Zonotrichia capensis
    Rufuous-collared sparrow
    Zonotrichia capensis
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Turdus falcklandii
    Austral Thrush
    Turdus falcklandii
  • Lycopodium magellanicum
    Peludo
    Lycopodium magellanicum
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Nannophryne variegata
    Patagonian Toad
    Nannophryne variegata
  • Chloephaga picta
    Upland goose (F)
    Chloephaga picta
  • Xolmis pyrope
    Fire-eyed diucon
    Xolmis pyrope
  • Speculanas specularis
    Spectacled duck
    Speculanas specularis
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Colaptes pitius
    Chilean flicker
    Colaptes pitius
  • Pteroptochos tarnii
    Black-throated Huet-Huet
    Pteroptochos tarnii
  • Theristicus melanopis
    Black-faced iris
    Theristicus melanopis
  • Coscoroba coscoroba
    Coscoroba swan
    Coscoroba coscoroba
  • Phrygilus patagonicus
    Patagonian sierra-finch
    Phrygilus patagonicus
  • Milvago Chimango
    Chimango caracara
    Milvago Chimango
  • Phrygilus gayi
    Gray-hooded sierra-finch (H)
    Phrygilus gayi
  • Geranoaetus melanoleucus
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle
    Geranoaetus melanoleucus
  • Falco sparverius
    American kestrel
    Falco sparverius
  • Lama guanicoe
    Guanaco
    Lama guanicoe
  • Campephilus magellanicus
    Magellanic woodpecker (M)
    Campephilus magellanicus
  • Codonorchis lessonii
    Crested duck
    Codonorchis lessonii
  • Anas platalea
    Red shoveler
    Anas platalea
  • Vultur gryphus
    Andean condor
    Vultur gryphus

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