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- another term for precocial
- ‘Chicks are nidifugous and feed themselves shortly after hatching.’
- ‘In nidifugous species, parental care consists largely of protecting the chicks from predation and teaching them where to feed.’
- ‘The young is nidifugous and can leave the nest in 3 days and is fed by its parents for about 30 days.’
- ‘Please use the ‘chick’ denomination only for chicks and ducklings of nidifugous species.’
- ‘But, then there is a nidifugous species that can't wait to ‘flee’ the nest.’
Early 20th century: from Latin nidus ‘nest’ + fugere ‘flee’ + -ous.
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