Definition of nidifugous in English:


Line breaks: nidi|fu¦gous
Pronunciation: /nɪˈdɪfjʊɡəs


Another term for precocial.
More example sentences
  • Chicks are nidifugous and feed themselves shortly after hatching.
  • 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.


early 20th century: from Latin nidus 'nest' + fugere 'flee' + -ous.

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