1. (of birds) leaving the nest shortly after hatching
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How To Use nidifugous In A Sentence

  • Please use the ‘chick’ denomination only for chicks and ducklings of nidifugous species.
  • In nidifugous species, parental care consists largely of protecting the chicks from predation and teaching them where to feed.
  • 'A possible fundamental in the behaviour of young nidifugous birds '- One of the most significant behaviour patterns observed is one which occurs immediately upon hatching. Naturejobs - All Jobs
  • Chicks are nidifugous and feed themselves shortly after hatching.
  • But, then there is a nidifugous species that can't wait to ‘flee’ the nest.
  • The young is nidifugous and can leave the nest in 3 days and is fed by its parents for about 30 days.
  • Prägung, or imprinting, in his seminal paper in 1935, to refer to the process of rapid bound-formation early in the life of the so-called nidifugous birds (the fowl, ducks, geese, and the like). Dictionary of the History of Ideas
  • Altricial I lies at one extreme ( 'birth with eyes closed, naked, and nidicolousor nest-dwelling'), and precocial IV at the other ( 'birth with eyes open, haired, and nidifugous or nest-fleeing') [21]. PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
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