Origin of avifaunafrom Classical Latin avis, bird + fauna
- An example of avifauna is penguins living primarily in Antarctica.
- An example of avifauna is the moa of New Zealand becoming extinct before the year 1400.
The definition of avifauna are the birds that live in a certain place or at a certain time.
The birds of a specific region or period.
Origin of avifaunaLatin avis bird ; see awi- in Indo-European roots. fauna
(usually uncountable, plural avifaunas or avifaunae)
- The birds, or all the kinds of birds, inhabiting a region.
- The nature of the South American avifauna will perhaps become still more evident if we arrange the characteristic members as follows: i.
- Salvin, "On the Avifauna of the Galapagos Archipelago," Trans.
- In 1873 Elwes pointed out that the Himalayan avifauna extended into north-west China and established the Himalo-Chinese sub-region.
- A similarly mixed avifauna has been found in the mid-Miocene beds of various other parts of France, Germany and Italy.
- Here may be interpolated a short account of the very peculiar avifauna found in the Tertiary strata of Santa Cruz in Patagonia.