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nidifugous

[nahy-dif-yuh-guh s] /naɪˈdɪf yə gəs/
adjective
1.
leaving the nest shortly after hatching.
Compare nidicolous.
Origin of nidifugous
1900-1905
1900-05; < Latin nīd- (stem of nīdus) nest + -i- -i- + fug(ere) to flee, take flight + -ous
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nidifugous

/nɪˈdɪfjʊɡəs/
adjective
1.
(of young birds) leaving the nest very soon after hatching
Word Origin
C19: from Latin nīdus nest + fugere to flee
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