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.
Definition of nidifugous in:
- The British & World English dictionary