avifauna

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

noun

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

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of avifauna

First recorded in 1870–75; avi- + fauna

OTHER WORDS FROM avifauna

a·vi·fau·nal, adjectivea·vi·fau·nal·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for avifauna

British Dictionary definitions for avifauna

avifauna
/ (ˌeɪvɪˈfɔːnə) /

noun

all the birds in a particular region

Derived forms of avifauna

avifaunal, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012