Birds of the Pampas Plain
The name “desert” given to this area by the conquerors was due to the lack of native trees and superficial water. Effectively, the main flora of the Pampas is the dense and vast grasslands which cover the large and endless “Pampa” that nowadays is replaced by cultivation.
Relics are only left of the natural grassland with Gramineaes with these species: Melica, Panicum, Paspalum, Poa, Setaria y Stipa
The fauna of this area includes
small and medium mammals; Azara Fox
Common Hog-nosed Skunk
(Conepatus chinga), plain
vizcacha (Lagostomus maximus), coypu (Myocastor coypus),
little grison (Galictis cuja), Big Hairy Armadillo (Chactophroctus villosus),
Long-nosed Armadillo (Dasypus
hybridus), etc. The
Patagonian Cavi (Dolichotis patagonum)
has almost disappeared
replaced by the
Brown (European) Hare
introduced by man.
You can’t currently find the typical Mountain Lion (Felis concolor) either, our greatest
There are also is this area a number of reptiles and amphibians; the Argentine Black and White Tegu, small lizards, land and aquatic snakes, frogs and several kinds of toads.