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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Close relatives of the Golden-cheeked Warbler, however, all exhibit biparental feeding (as is expected in nidicolous species), but do not appear to show biparental nest-site selection (Morse 1993, Guzy and Lowther 1997, Wright et al.
Similarly, fecal sac removal by many nidicolous birds (which is analogous to eggshell removal) involves disposal of fecal sacs far from the nest (Petit et al, 1989 and references therein), and this behavior also seems best explained as a means of reducing cues that could lead predators to nests (Petit et al.
microti maintained by Ixodes angustus or other nidicolous ticks may be widespread in Maine, I.