AskDefine | Define nidifugous

Dictionary Definition

nidifugous adj : (of birds) leaving the nest shortly after hatching [ant: nidicolous]

Extensive Definition

An animal that leaves its nest shortly after birth is said to be nidifugous. Examples are guinea pigs and chickens.
Nidifugous species are normally Precocial.
nidifugous in Dutch: nestvlieder
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