nidicolous


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nidicolous

(nī-dĭk′ə-ləs)
adj.
1. Remaining in the nest after hatching until grown or nearly grown. Used of a bird.
2. Sharing the nest of another species of animal: nidicolous mites.

nidicolous

(of young birds) hatching in a relatively undeveloped stage and remaining in the nest for the fledging period. Songbirds are nidicolous.

nidicolous

said of a bird that does not leave the nest for a long time after it is hatched.
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