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The fauna in Huilo Huilo


There are 81 registered birds in Huilo Huilo. Among the endemic species is the Chucao (Scelorchilus rubecula), which belongs to the Rhinocryptidos family. It is only found in Patagonia, where it spends most of its life on the forest floor.


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Another endemic species is the Magellanic Woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus), the biggest of the three woodpecker species in Chile. The Pudú (Pudu Puda) is the world´s smallest deer, weighing only 10 kg and barely reaching a height of 40 cm.
Felids include the Puma (Puma Concolor), Geoffroy´s Cat (Oncifelis Geoffroyi) and the Güiña or Kodkod (Oncifelis Guigna), one of the smallest wildcats in the world, which inhabits the forest floor as well as treetops. Due to their timidity, and the fact that they are mainly active during twilight hours, the endangered Geoffroy´s Cat and Güiña are hard to spot.
The Monito de Monte (Dromiciops gliroides) is a diminutive marsupial that is only found in the Patagonian Rainforest.

It belongs to the superorder Australidelphia and genetic-molecular research suggests that it was the first marsupial to populate South America.
Among amphibians there is the endangered Darwin´s frog (Rhinoderma Darwini). Its reproduction is unique; the male holds the eggs in his vocal sac. The Darwin´s frog is an endemic species which is included on UICN´s (International Union for Conservation of Nature) list of endangered species.

The fauna in Huilo Huilo

  • T he Valdivian Ecoregion has been isolated for thousands of years, and a unique animal and plant life has evolved.
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