altricial


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altricial

needing care after birth or hatching, as in the case of birds which remain in the nest for a period after hatching.

altricial

said of birds which are hatched with their eyes closed.
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The importance of egg hatchability and nest predation in clutch size evolution in altricial birds.
Age-related differences affecting butyrylcholinesterase levels have been previously reported in sparrowhawks (Accipiter nisus), European kestrels (Falco tinnunculus), tawny owls (Strix aluco), (45) eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis), and European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris),' with adults having higher levels than juveniles in altricial species.
Alternative life histories of the genus Lucania: 3: an ecomorphological explanation of altricial (L.
In colonial birds that nest in trees and have altricial chicks (i.
Altricial development in wood-feeding cockroaches: The key to antecedent of termite eusociality, pp.
Altricial newborns must face numerous and continuous environmental
The young of altricial birds, not only when they are in the nest, but as long as a month after leaving it, are fed by the parents.
The critical period for birds of this sort, the so-called altricial birds that spend some time in the nest, is to get them just before they are ready to leave the nest.
Female ferrets in particular would be expected to exhibit territoriality similar to other species that bear altricial young (Wolff 1997, Wolff & Peterson 1998).
Los bebes solo son pacientes morales, altamente indefensos ademas, en tanto que la especie humana, de tipo altricial (Jove 2009), presenta el periodo de dependencia mas largo entre todas las especies animales de la cria respecto de sus progenitores.
It is known that cool temperatures are one important threat to the survival of juveniles of species with altricial development.