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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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Garcia-R: Deep macroevolutionary impact of humans on New Zealand's unique avifauna. Current Biology 5 August 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.06.058
Similarly, Maan and Chaudhry (2001) observed 24 species of birds in Rawalpindi and 25 in Attock and found that residential avifauna of the plateau are oriental in region.
In this study, the aim is to inventory the forest avifauna of Sidi Reghis, and to explore the effects of habitat types on avian assemblages by studying community parameters (abundance, species richness and occurrence frequency); to determine the intensity of habitat selection by each species.
'They appear to be either orange or red and yellow or white,' said Desmond Allen, author on Philippine avifauna.
Aunque tambien es posible que los observadores de aves esten registrando, cada vez mas, la avifauna presente en los entornos urbanos (vease Gomez de Silva & Alvarado Reyes, 2010).
Therefore, these traits can be sensitive and useful tools for assessing the effects of forest plantations on avifauna.
In total, 76,987 observers out in the field and watching feeders tallied up 59,-242,067 birds representing 2,673 species and 426 identifiable forms--about one-quarter of the world's known avifauna.
Introducing the species accounts and plates, they discuss the topography, climate, geology and geomorphology, biogeography, avifauna of Suriname in numbers, conservation, and where to watch birds in Suriname.
Commenting on the development, WXCA reportedly said: "Inviting visitors to accompany this journey and observe the abundance of Polish avifauna is an opportunity to develop an intriguing, multi-layered story about the beauty of Polish nature, international exchange, mobility, [and the] export of ideas and technologies."
Birds of Central America is the first comprehensive field guide to the avifauna of the entire region, including Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
However, beneath the lush greenery of the islands and its thriving avifauna is a tragic story - the island also serves as a shorefront for various plastic waste that float in Manila Bay, the Paranaque River, and the Estero de Tripa de Gallina - bodies of water that have become channels for waste.