avifauna

[ ey-vuh-faw-nuh, av-uh ]
/ ˌeɪ vəˈfɔ nə, ˌæv ə /

noun

the birds of a given region, considered as a whole.

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Origin of avifauna

First recorded in 1870–75; avi- + fauna

OTHER WORDS FROM avifauna

a·vi·fau·nal, adjectivea·vi·fau·nal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for avifauna

avifauna
/ (ˌeɪvɪˈfɔːnə) /

noun

all the birds in a particular region

Derived forms of avifauna

avifaunal, adjective
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