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Below is the full list of species I recorded on our trip. Highlighted names are linked to pages where photos of the species that we photographed in Argentina are displayed. Where more than one subspecies of a particular species was photographed on the trip, links to pages with photos of all the subspecies are included. Although this was not specifically a photographic trip, I still managed to get photos of a number of the species so it will at least give some indication of what we saw. This list represents only the species I recorded and there were several other species seen by others which I did not get to see on the trip.

 
BIRDS - 226 species    
     
     
Tinamidae Tinamous  
     
Elegant Crested Tinamou Eudromia elegans  
     
Rheidae Rheas  
     
Lesser Rhea Rhea pennata  
     
Anatidae Ducks, Geese and Swans  
     
White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduata  
Coscoroba Swan Coscoroba coscoroba  
Black-necked Swan Cygnus melancoryphus  
Flying Steamer Duck Tachyeres patachonicus  
Fuegian Steamer Duck Tachyeres pteneres  
Chubut Steamer Duck Tachyeres leucocephalus endemic to Argentina
Upland Goose Chloephaga picta  
Kelp Goose Chloephaga hybrida  
Ashy-headed Goose Chloephaga poliocephala  
Brazilian Teal Amazonetta brasiliensis  
Ringed Teal Callonetta leucophrys  
Crested Duck Lophonetta specularioides  
Chiloe Wigeon Anas sibilatrix  
Red Shoveler Anas platalea  
Yellow-billed Teal Anas flavirostris  
Yellow-billed Pintail Anas georgica  
Silver Teal Anas versicolor  
Rosy-billed Pochard Netta peposaca  
Andean Duck Oxyura ferruginea  
Lake Duck Oxyura vittata  
     
Spheniscidae Penguins  
     
Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus  
     
Procellariidae Petrels and Shearwaters  
     
Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus  
     
Podicipedidae Grebes  
     
White-tufted Grebe Rollandia rolland  
Great Grebe Podiceps major  
Silvery Grebe Podiceps occipitalis  
Hooded Grebe Podiceps gallardoi endemic to Argentina
     
Phoenicopteridae Flamingos  
     
Chilean Flamingo Phoenicopterus chilensis  
     
Ciconiidae Storks  
     
Wood Stork Mycteria americana  
     
Threskiornithidae Ibises and Spoonbills  
     
Black-faced Ibis Theristicus melanopis  
Bare-faced Ibis Phimosus infuscatus  
White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi  
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja  
     
Ardeidae Herons and Bitterns  
     
Stripe-backed Bittern Ixobrychus involucris heard only
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax  
Striated Heron Butorides striata  
Cocoi Heron Ardea cocoi  
Western Great Egret Ardea alba  
Whistling Heron Syrigma sibilatrix  
Snowy Egret Egretta thula  
     
Phalacrocoracidae Cormorants and Shags  
     
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus  
Rock Shag Leucocarbo magellanicus  
Imperial Shag Leucocarbo atriceps  
King Shag Leucocarbo albiventer  
     
Cathartidae New World Vultures  
     
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura  
Andean Condor Vultur gryphus  
     
Accipitridae Kites, Hawks and Eagles  
     
Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis  
Long-winged Harrier Circus buffoni  
Cinereous Harrier Circus cinereus  
Bicolored Hawk Accipiter bicolor  
Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus  
Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle Geranoaetus melanoleucus  
Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris  
Variable Hawk Buteo polyosoma  
     
Falconidae Caracaras and Falcons  
     
White-throated Caracara Phalcoboenus albogularis  
Southern Crested Caracara Caracara plancus  
* Chimango Caracara Milvago chimango chimango  
* Chimango Caracara Milvago chimango temucoensis  
American Kestrel Falco sparverius  
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus  
     
Rallidae Rails, Crakes and Coots  
     
Rufous-sided Crake Laterallus melanophaius heard only
Austral Rail Rallus antarcticus  
Giant Wood Rail Aramides ypecaha  
Plumbeous Rail Pardirallus sanguinolentus heard only
Spot-flanked Gallinule Gallinula melanops  
White-winged Coot Fulica leucoptera  
Red-gartered Coot Fulica armillata  
Red-fronted Coot Fulica rufifrons  
     
Aramidae Limpkin  
     
Limpkin Aramus guarauna  
     
Haematopodidae Oystercatchers  
     
Magellanic Oystercatcher Haematopus leucopodus  
Blackish Oystercatcher Haematopus ater  
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus  
     
Recurvirostridae Stilts and Avocets  
     
White-backed Stilt Himantopus melanurus  
     
Charadriidae Plovers  
     
* Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis fretensis  
* Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis lampronotus  
Two-banded Plover Charadrius falklandicus  
Tawny-throated Dotterel Oreopholus ruficollis  
     
Thinocoridae Seedsnipes  
     
Least Seedsnipe Thinocorus rumicivorus  
     
Scolopacidae Sandpipers and Snipes  
     
South American Snipe Gallinago paraguaiae  
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica  
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes  
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis  
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii  
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor  
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius  
     
Laridae Gulls, Terns and Skimmers  
     
Brown-hooded Gull Chroicocephalus maculipennis  
Grey-hooded Gull Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus  
Dolphin Gull Leucophaeus scoresbii  
Olrog's Gull Larus atlanticus  
Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus  
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus  
Cayenne Tern Thalasseus eurygnatha  
South American Tern Sterna hirundinacea  
     
Stercorariidae Skuas  
     
Chilean Skua Catharacta chilensis  
Subantarctic Skua Catharacta antarcticus  
     
Columbidae Pigeons and Doves  
     
Feral Pigeon Columba livia  
Picazuro Pigeon Patagioenas picazuro  
Spot-winged Pigeon Patagioenas maculosa  
Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata  
Picui Ground Dove Columbina picui  
White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi heard only
     
Psittacidae Parrots  
     
Burrowing Parrot Cyanoliseus patagonus  
Austral Parakeet Enicognathus ferrugineus  
Monk Parakeet Myiopsitta monachus  
     
Cuculidae Cuckoos  
     
Guira Cuckoo Guira guira  
Dark-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus melacoryphus  
     
Strigidae Owls  
     
Lesser Horned Owl Bubo magellanicus  
Austral Pygmy Owl Glaucidium nana  
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia  
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus  
     
Caprimulgidae Nightjars  
     
Nacunda Nighthawk Podager nacunda  
     
Trochilidae Hummingbirds  
     
Glittering-bellied Emerald Chlorostilbon aureoventris  
Gilded Sapphire Hylocharis chrysura  
     
Alcedinidae Kingfishers  
     
Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona  
Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata  
     
Picidae Woodpeckers  
     
White Woodpecker Melanerpes candidus  
Checkered Woodpecker Veniliornis mixtus  
Green-barred Woodpecker Colaptes melanochloros  
Chilean Flicker Colaptes pitius heard only
Magellanic Woodpecker Campephilus magellanicus  
     
Furnariidae Ovenbirds  
     
Common Miner Geositta cunicularia  
Scaly-throated Earthcreeper Upucerthia dumetaria  
Bar-winged Cinclodes Cinclodes fuscus  
Grey-flanked Cinclodes Cinclodes oustaleti  
Dark-bellied Cinclodes Cinclodes patagonicus  
Rufous Hornero Furnarius rufus  
Thorn-tailed Rayadito Aphrastura spinicauda  
Plain-mantled Tit-Spinetail Leptasthenura aegithaloides  
Sharp-billed Canastero Asthenes pyrrholeuca  
Short-billed Canastero Asthenes baeri  
Patagonian Canastero Asthenes patagonica endemic to Argentina
Cordilleran Canastero Asthenes modesta  
Spix's Spinetail Synallaxis spixi  
Sulphur-bearded Spinetail Cranioleuca sulphurifera  
Yellow-chinned Spinetail Certhiaxis cinnamomeus  
Freckle-breasted Thornbird Certhiaxis striaticollis  
Wren-like Rushbird Phleocryptes melanops  
Straight-billed Reedhaunter Limnoctites rectirostris heard only
White-throated Treerunner Pygarrhichas albogularis  
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes angustirostris  
     
Thamnophilidae Antbirds  
     
Rufous-capped Antshrike Thamnophilus ruficapillus  
     
Rhinocryptidae Tapaculos  
     
Sandy Gallito Teledromas fuscus endemic to Argentina
Magellanic Tapaculo Scytalopus magellanicus  
     
Tyrannidae Tyrant Flycatchers  
     
White-crested Elaenia Elaenia albiceps  
Small-billed Elaenia Elaenia parvirostris  
Southern Beardless Tyrannulet Camptostoma obsoletum  
Suiriri Flycatcher Suiriri suiriri  
* Tufted Tit-Tyrant Anairetes parulus parulus  
* Tufted Tit-Tyrant Anairetes parulus patagonicus  
Sooty Tyrannulet Serpophaga nigricans  
White-crested Tyrannulet Serpophaga subcristata  
Grey-crowned Tyrannulet Serpophaga griseicapilla  
Bran-colored Flycatcher Myiophobus fasciatus  
Many-colored Rush Tyrant Tachuris rubrigastra heard only
Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus  
Austral Negrito Lessonia rufa  
Hudson's Black Tyrant Knipolegus hudsoni  
White-winged Black Tyrant Knipolegus aterrimus  
Spectacled Tyrant Hymenops perspicillatus  
Yellow-browed Tyrant Satrapa icterophrys  
Ochre-naped Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola flavinucha  
Dark-faced Ground Tyrant Muscisaxicola maclovianus  
Fire-eyed Diucon Xolmis pyrope  
Black-crowned Monjita Xolmis coronatus  
White Monjita Xolmis irupero  
Rusty-backed Monjita Xolmis rubetra endemic to Argentina
Chocolate-vented Tyrant Neoxolmis rufiventris  
Patagonian Tyrant Colorhamphus parvirostris  
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus  
Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus  
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus  
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana  
Swainson's Flycatcher Myiarchus swainsoni  
     
Cotingidae Cotingas  
     
Rufous-tailed Plantcutter Phytotoma rara  
     
Vireonidae Vireos and Greenlets  
     
Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis heard only
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus heard only
     
Hirundinidae Swallows and Martins  
     
White-rumped Swallow Tachycineta leucorrhoa  
Chilean Swallow Tachycineta meyeni  
Grey-breasted Martin Progne chalybea  
Southern Martin Progne elegans  
Brown-chested Martin Progne tapera  
Blue-and-white Swallow Notiochelidon cyanoleuca  
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica  
     
Troglodytidae Wrens  
     
* House Wren Troglodytes aedon bonariae  
* House Wren Troglodytes aedon chilensis  
     
Polioptilidae Gnatcatchers  
     
Masked Gnatcatcher Polioptila dumicola  
     
Mimidae Mockingbirds and Thrashers  
     
Chalk-browed Mockingbird Mimus saturninus  
Patagonian Mockingbird Mimus patagonicus  
White-banded Mockingbird Mimus triurus  
     
Sturnidae Starlings  
     
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris introduced to Argentina
     
Turdidae Thrushes  
     
Rufous-bellied Thrush Turdus rufiventris  
Austral Thrush Turdus falcklandii  
Creamy-bellied Thrush Turdus amaurochalinus  
     
Passeridae Old World Sparrows  
     
House Sparrow Passer domesticus introduced to Argentina
     
Motacillidae Wagtails and Pipits  
     
Correndera Pipit Anthus correndera  
Hellmayr's Pipit Anthus hellmayri  
     
Fringillidae Finches  
     
Hooded Siskin Carduelis magellanica  
Black-chinned Siskin Carduelis barbata  
     
Parulidae New World Warblers  
     
Masked Yellowthroat Geothlypis aequinoctialis  
     
Icteridae Oropendolas, Orioles and Blackbirds  
     
Solitary Cacique Cacicus solitarius  
Epaulet Oriole Icterus cayanensis  
Scarlet-headed Blackbird Amblyramphus holosericeus  
Unicolored Blackbird Agelasticus cyanopus  
Yellow-winged Blackbird Agelasticus thilius  
Chestnut-capped Blackbird Chrysomus ruficapillus  
Brown-and-yellow Marshbird Pseudoleistes virescens  
Bay-winged Cowbird Agelaioides badius  
Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis  
Long-tailed Meadowlark Sturnella loyca  
     
Emberizidae Buntings and New World Sparrows  
     
* Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis australis  
* Rufous-collared Sparrow Zonotrichia capensis subtorquata  
Yellow-billed Cardinal Paroaria capitata  
     
Thraupidae Tanagers and Allies  
     
Sayaca Tanager Thraupis sayaca  
Blue-and-yellow Tanager Thraupis bonariensis  
Grey-hooded Sierra Finch Phrygilus gayi  
Patagonian Sierra Finch Phrygilus patagonicus  
Mourning Sierra Finch Phrygilus fruticeti  
Carbonated Sierra Finch Phrygilus carbonarius endemic to Argentina
Yellow-bridled Finch Melanodera xanthogramma  
Long-tailed Reed Finch Donacospiza albifrons  
Common Diuca Finch Diuca diuca  
Cinnamon Warbling Finch Poospiza ornata endemic to Argentina
Black-and-rufous Warbling Finch Poospiza nigrorufa  
Black-capped Warbling Finch Poospiza melanoleuca  
Patagonian Yellow Finch Sicalis lebruni  
Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola  
Pampa Finch Embernagra platensis  
Rusty-collared Seedeater Sporophila collaris  
Double-collared Seedeater Sporophila caerulescens  
     
Cardinalidae Grosbeaks, Saltators and Allies  
     
Greyish Saltator Saltator coerulescens  
     
     
     
MAMMALS - 14 species    
     
     
Dasypodidae Armadillos   
     
Big Hairy Armadillo Chaetophractus villosus  
Pichi Zaedyus pichiy   
     
Caviidae Cavies   
     
Brazilian Guinea Pig Cavia aperea   
Southern Mountain Cavy Microcavia australis   
Patagonian Mara Dolichotis patagonum   
     
Myocastoridae Coypu  
     
Coypu Myocastor coypus  
     
Leporidae Hares and Rabbits   
     
European Hare Lepus europaeus introduced to Argentina
European Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus  introduced to Argentina
     
Canidae Coyotes, Dogs, Foxes, Jackals and Wolves   
     
Culpeo Fox Lycalopex culpaeus   
South American Grey Fox Lycalopex griseus  
     
Otariidae Fur Seals and Sea Lions  
     
South American Sealion Otaria flavescens  
     
Phocidae True Seals   
     
Southern Elephant Seal Mirounga leonina  
     
Mephitidae Skunks and Stink Badgers   
     
Humboldt's Hog-nosed Skunk Conepatus humboldtii   
     
Camelidae Camels and Allies   
     
Guanaco Lama guanicoe   
     
     
     
REPTILES - 6 species    
     
     
Polychrotidae Anoles   
     
Bell's Lizard Leiosaurus bellii   
     
Tropiduridae Neotropical Ground Lizards   
     
Darwin's Lizard Liolaemus darwinii   
Goetsch's Lizard Liolaemus goetschi  
     
Teiidae Whiptails and Tegus   
     
Black Tegu Tupinambis teguixin   
Red-tailed Lizard Cnemidophorus longicauda  
     
Colubridae Colubrids   
     
Burmeister's Green Racer Philodryas trilineata    
     
     
     
FROGS - 2 species    
     
     
Bufonidae True Toads   
     
Bella Vista Toad Rhinella fernandezae  
     
Leptodactylidae Neotropical Frogs   
     
Creole Frog Leptodactylus ocellatus