nidicolous definition

  • adjective:
    • Remaining inside nest after hatching until grown or nearly cultivated. Used of a bird.
    • revealing the nest of another types of animal: nidicolous mites.
    • looking after remain in the nest or birthplace for a long period after delivery, due to dependence on the parents for feeding and security.
    • (of wild birds) staying in nest for a while after hatching
  • others:
    • Abiding within the nest; noting those wild birds that are hatched in a more or less holploss problem and remain for a while in the nest; altricial: compared with nidifugous.

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