- 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.
Origin of avifauna; from Classical Latin avis, bird + fauna
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.