nidifugous

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nidifugous

(nī-dĭf′yə-gəs)
adj.
Leaving the nest a short time after hatching. Used of a bird.

nidifugous

(of young birds) hatching in a condition allowing departure from the nest within a few hours of birth; such birds spend the fledging period away from the nest. Waders are an example.

nidifugous

said of birds that leave their nests soon after they are hatched.