ornis

ornis

[awr-nis]
noun, plural ornithes [awr-nahy-theez] .
an avifauna.

Origin:
1860–65; < German < Greek órnīs bird; akin to Old English earn eagle (see erne), German Aar

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ornis (ˈɔːnɪs)
 
n
a less common word for avifauna
 
[C19: from Greek: bird]

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