nidifugous[nī dif′yo̵̅o̅ gəs]
nidifugous definition by Webster's New World
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leaving the nest almost immediately after hatching, as chickens
Origin: ; from Classical Latin nidus, nest plush fugere, to flee (see fugitive) plush -ous
nidifugous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Leaving the nest a short time after hatching. Used of a bird.
Origin: Latin nīdus, nest; see sed- in Indo-European roots + Latin -fugus, fleeing (from fugere, to flee; see fugitive).