avifauna

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

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

Origin of avifauna

First recorded in 1870–75; avi- + fauna

Related forms

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

/ (ˌeɪvɪˈfɔːnə) /

noun

all the birds in a particular region

Derived Forms

avifaunal, adjective
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