nidicolous


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nidicolous

[nī′dik·ə·ləs]
(zoology)
Spending a short time in the nest after hatching.
Sharing the nest of another species.
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The larvae of nidicolous species remain within the confines of the den or nest, where a host is likely to appear.
In nidicolous bird species, parents divide their time mainly between attending the nest site and foraging for food away from the nest area.
Responses of breeding cliff swallows to nidicolous parasite infestations.
Nidicolous young need lots of parental care, often for long periods of time.