Another term for precocial.
- 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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