Definition of nidicolous in English:
Another term for altricial.
- Magpie nestlings, as well as most nidicolous birds, change skin color from red to orange.
- Both parents feed two to seven nidicolous nestlings.
- About 95% of all birds are at least socially monogamous, with both male and female partners typically providing substantial parental care in nidicolous species.
Early 20th century: from Latin nidus 'nest' + -colus 'inhabiting' (from the verb colere 'live in, cultivate').
Definition of nidicolous in:
- US English dictionary
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