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 (ā′və-fô′nə, ăv′ə-)
The birds of a specific region or period.

[Latin avis, bird; see awi- in Indo-European roots + fauna.]

a′vi·fau′nal adj.


(Zoology) all the birds in a particular region
ˌaviˈfaunal adj


(ˌeɪ vəˈfɔ nə, ˌæv ə-)

n., pl. -nas, -nae (-nē).
(used with a sing. or pl. v.) the indigenous birds of a region or habitat.
a`vi•fau′nal, adj.
a`vi•fau′nal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.avifauna - the birds of a particular region or period
fauna, zoology - all the animal life in a particular region or period; "the fauna of China"; "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"
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Tenders are invited for Services for the adoption of measures to prevent the electrocution of avifauna in the supports of high-voltage power lines of the isabell ii channel, Especially those located in areas of special protection for birds and in special areas of conservation.
The Bhubaneswar Bird Walks is an NGO committed to documentation and conservation of avifauna in Odisha.
La avifauna del bosque seco tropical constituye una mezcla de pocas especies de zonas aridas y humedas con alta especificidad razon por la cual posee un numero reducido de especies (Gillespie & Walter, 2001).
Algunos estudios recientes han reconocido a la Sierra Madre Oriental de San Luis Potosi como un punto importante para la conservacion de la de la diversidad biologica y la avifauna en particular (Arizmendi-Arriaga y Marquez-Valdelamar, 2000; Ortega-Huerta y Peterson, 2004; Sanchez-Gonzalez y Garcia-Trejo, 2010; Sahagun-Sanchez, Castro-Navarro y Reyes-Hernandez, 2013).
Our research shows how little we know of Australia's immediate prehuman avifauna," researcher Trevor Worthy said.
En el presente estudio se evaluaron incidencias de la avifauna en el cultivo de quinua considerando como objetivos la identificacion de especies granivoras asociadas al cultivo, la caracterizacion de su abundancia y fluctuacion poblacional y la determinacion de la importancia de los granos dentro de la dieta de las especies granivoras mas abundantes.
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This report demonstrates an emerging novel avian pox in the Japanese avifauna and in global populations of carrion crows and large-billed crows.
Using principal component analysis and canonical correspondence analysis methods, we determined that the size of trees with the height of shrub layer is an important criterion for differentiation of the avifauna of Boumezrane.
High Himalayas, Karakoram and the Hindukush ranges with their alpine meadows and permanent snow line, coniferous forests down the sub-mountain scrub, the vast Indus plain merging into the great desert, the coast line and wetlands, all offer a remarkably rich variety of vegetation and associated wildlife including avifauna, both endemic and migratory.
He documents the current knowledge of the avifauna of the region based on a survey of the published literature and--more importantly--the unpublished field notes of active observers.
On the avifauna of Pakistan there are few reports presented.