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avifauna

[¦ā·və¦fȯn·ə]
(vertebrate zoology)
Birds, collectively.
Birds characterizing a period, region, or environment.
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This emphasizes the importance of including samples from this area to enhance understanding the role of elevation in affecting avifaunal community structure in this region.
Classification of the pans of the western Orange Free State according to vegetation structure, with reference to avifaunal communities.
Late Pleistocene avifaunal material from a construction site in Oceanside, California is described.
The combination of remaining coastal marshes, rice farms, and bottomland swamp forests has created a diverse avifaunal landscape.
In Alaska, diverse avian hosts from Asia and the Americas overlap in a region of intercontinental avifaunal mixing.
Vegetation similarity and avifaunal food value of restored and natural marshes in northern New York.
Yellowstone After Wolves, 53 BIOSCIENCE 330 (2003); Kevin Crooks & Michael Soule, Mesopredator Release and Avifaunal Extinctions in a Fragmented System, NATURE, Aug.
Current knowledge of the breeding distributions of charadriiforms (Aves: Charadriiformes) in Texas is available in regional avifaunal descriptions (Pulich 1988; Lockwood 2001; Seyffert 2001; White 2002) and publications of state or national scope (Oberholser 1974; Texas Ornithological Society 1995; Page et al.
Relative to the avifaunal and land cover implications of this study, not only is it important to consider the land cover conditions within smaller areas or reserves, but also the overall landscape characteristics in which they are located (Farina, 1997).
Steadman & Kirch (1990: 9607-8) specifically address this issue, noting that Mangaia differs from most other Pacific islands with known avifaunal extinction records in the presence of the extensive karst makatea (some 56% of the island's land surface).
This publication is to be considered a "snapshot" of the state's avifaunal diversity, as even as this review is being written new species are being considered and changes in taxonomy are being contemplated that may alter the checklist.