avifauna

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n avifauna the birds of a particular region or period
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Avifauna (Zoöl) The birds, or all the kinds of birds, inhabiting a region.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n avifauna A collective name for the birds of any given locality or geographical area; the fauna of a region or district so far as concerns birds.
    • n avifauna A treatise upon the birds of a given region.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Avifauna ā′vi-fawn-a the whole of the birds found in a region or country: the fauna as regards birds.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. avis, bird + E. fauna,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. avis, bird, and Fauna.

Usage

In literature:

Great changes in the avifauna take place in September.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
The avifauna of Almora is very interesting, consisting as it does of a strange mixture of hills and plains birds.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
The avifauna along the coast here is besides rather poor.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Some representatives of the avifauna of the central and southern sections of the Central Plateau reach southwestern Coahuila.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
This species is given a place in our avifauna because of its accidental appearance in Labrador.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
The avifauna of Micronesia, its origin, evolution, and distribution.
"Mammals of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Sydney Anderson
The avifauna, with the exception of waterfowl, is also limited to comparatively few species.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The avifauna of Micronesia, its origin, evolution, and distribution.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
The avifauna of Brazil is rich in genera, species and individuals, especially in species with brilliantly-coloured plumage.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
A similarly mixed avifauna has been found in the mid-Miocene beds of various other parts of France, Germany and Italy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
The avifauna is not remarkable.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
The avifauna of the warm temperate zone thus contains a total of 205 genera.
"North America" by Israel C. Russell
DALL, W. H. Notes on the Avifauna of the Aleutian Islands, from Unalashka, eastward.
"Color Key to North American Birds" by Frank M. Chapman
The Rhea is, above all other birds, a most characteristic representative of the Avifauna of the Patagonian subregion.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume I (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater
The Tinamous constitute one of the most singular and characteristic types of the Neotropical avifauna.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume II (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater
Avifauna of New Zealand (Abstract).
"Trees. A Woodland Notebook" by Herbert Maxwell
Avifauna of New Zealand (Abstract).
"Extinct Birds" by Walter Rothschild
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