Avifauna definition

āvə-fônə, ăvə-
The birds of a specified region or time.
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The birds of a specific region or period.
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The definition of avifauna are the birds that live in a certain place or at a certain time.

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.

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The birds, or all the kinds of birds, inhabiting a region.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
avifauna
Plural:
avifaunae, avifaunas

Origin of avifauna

  • Latin avis bird awi- in Indo-European roots fauna

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin, from Latin avis (“bird”) + New Latin fauna (“animals”), from Latin Faunus (“god of herdsmen”)

    From Wiktionary