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An animal that leaves its nest shortly after birth is said to be nidifugous. Examples are guinea pigs and chickens. Species Cavia porcellus Cavia aperea Cavia tschudii Cavia guianae Cavia anolaimae Cavia nana Cavia fulgida Cavia magna Guinea pigs (also called cavies) are rodents belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia. ... Binomial name Gallus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758) A chicken (Gallus gallus) is a type of domesticated bird which is often raised as a type of poultry. ...


Nidifugous species are normally Precocial. In biology, precocial species are those that are relatively mature and mobile from the moment of birth or hatching. ...


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The Gruiformes (Cranes and their relatives) (2199 words)
The young are nidifugous meaning they hatch with a set of feathers and can follow their parents straight away (like chickens, not like pigeons which are nidicolous).
The young is nidifugous and can leave the nest in 3 days and is fed by its parents for about 30 days.
The young are nidifugous but remain in the nest for two or three weeks being fed by the adults.
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