Monthly Archives: March 2016


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All things you should know about nidicolous birds and nidifugous birds. The terms nidifugous and nidicolous by Lorenz Oken in 1816,Lorenz Oken (1 August 1779 – 11 August 1851) was a German naturalist, botanist, biologist, and ornithologist. The difference between nidicolous birds and nidifugous birds are: Nidicolous birds Birds which […]

Nidicolous and Nidifugous birds….


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The word “precocial” is derived from the same root as precocious, implying in both cases early maturity .The span between precocial and altricial species is particularly broad in birds. Precocial birds are born with their eyes open. They are covered with downy feathers that soon grow to adult feathers after […]

The span between precocial and altricial species