Definition of Nidifugous

1. Adjective. (of birds) leaving the nest shortly after hatching.

Antonyms: Nidicolous



Definition of Nidifugous

1. Adjective. (biology of a bird) That leaves the nest shortly after hatching ¹

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Definition of Nidifugous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nidifugous

nides
nidgeries
nidgery
nidget
nidgets
nidi
nidicolous
nidificate
nidificated
nidificates
nidificating
nidification
nidifications
nidified
nidifies
nidifugous (current term)
nidify
nidifying
niding
nidings
nidopallia
nidopallium
nidopalliums
nidor
nidorose
nidorosity
nidorous
nidors
nids

Literary usage of Nidifugous

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1. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"nidifugous, without spina swallows and coursers. ... nidifugous. Vomer vestigial. With large crop and caeca. Hallux vestigial or absent since ..."

2. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway (1919)
"... bill and tarsus relatively short and stout; anterior toes usually fully webbed (never cleft); . young pseudo-nidifugous (nearly ..."

3. Bulletin by United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution (1901)
"Of the characters mentioned in these two diagnoses the following are common to the two groups, and therefore are not diagnostic of either: (1) nidifugous ..."

4. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"... groups in accordance with the condition and stage of development at the date of leaving the egg. Technically these groups are the nidifugous and the ..."

5. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1908)
"... warlike disposition or nidifugous habit place them largely out of danger of such enemies as smaller and weaker species must provide against, ..."

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