American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The birds of a specific region or period.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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. A treatise upon the birds of a given region.
- n. The birds, or all the kinds of birds, inhabiting a region.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The birds, or all the kinds of birds, inhabiting a region.
- n. the birds of a particular region or period
- New Latin, from Latin avis ("bird") + New Latin fauna ("animals"), from Latin Faunus ("god of herdsmen") (Wiktionary)
- Latin avis, bird; see awi- in Indo-European roots + fauna. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The avifauna is well represented in the area with more 500 species.”
“The avifauna is very diverse, reflecting the diversity of topographic and climatic conditions and a number of rare and endemic bird species occur, especially in the various types of forest. 72 species have been recorded as resident, but this must be a small proportion of what may exist on site.”
“The avifauna is the most diverse of any area in Australia, 270 species having been recorded.”
“The native avifauna includes 57 residents, of which 28 (49%) are endemic and 31 are regular migrants; a number of vagrants are also present.”
“A preliminary list of the avifauna gives 224 species including 42 endemics, 75% of the endemic species of the Central Highlands.”
“Understanding little about avifauna I assume they think it sounds cool or tough … What a bunch of complete tools ….”
“The Caribbean slope is a major migration route; neotropical and altitudinal migrants comprise about 30% of the avifauna, particularly against the foothills.”
“Most lowland wet forest parks are too small and isolated to maintain viable populations of large-ranging species; the only one connected to highland forest is La Selva in Costa Rica (just over 1,700 ha), which is too small to protect much of the avifauna and other larger taxa.”
“Similarly, over half the avifauna of the highlands of Costa Rica and western Panama is endemic to this region.”
“Extremely rich in both species richness and endemism, this region serves as an important migration point for many avifauna species.”
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