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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.
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nidicolous(of young birds) hatching in a relatively undeveloped stage and remaining in the nest for the fledging period. Songbirds are nidicolous.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005