another term for altricial.
More example sentences
- 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').
More definitions of nidicolousDefinition of nidicolous in:
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