Altricial

Altricial, meaning `requiring nourishment`, refers to a pattern of growth and development in organisms which are incapable of moving around on their own soon after hatching or being born. The word is derived from the Latin root alere meaning `to nurse, to rear, or to nourish` and refers to the need for young to be fed and taken care of for a l...
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altricial

adjective (of hatchlings) naked and blind and dependent on parents for food
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altricial

altricial 1. Referring to hatchlings that are naked and blind and dependent on parents for food; such as, altricial birds; as opposed to procotial (active and able to move freely from birth or hatching and requiring little parental care). 2. Designating those animals whose young are helpless and immature at birth, thus requiring prolonged parental...
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Altricial

as in Nestlings. Altricial birds are either naked or have very sparse down at hatching. They usually have their eyes closed at hatching, are fed by their parents for some period of time, and may stay in the nest for an extended period after hatching. Opposite of precocial.
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Altricial

Being helpless, blind, and hairless at birth. (Opposite of precocious.)
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Altricial

Birds that are born without feathers, the ability to see, or the ability to feed themselves are called altricial. There are different levels of altricial young. Some are born with their eyes closed and no down, some have their eyes open and substantial down on them. But all altricial young need to be fed by their parents in contrast with precocial ...
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Altricial

Born in a relatively underdeveloped state as is the case of peregrine falcon chicks.
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altricial

Confined to the nest, burrow, etc., until sufficiently developed to live without parental care.
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Altricial

Describes a young bird that is more or less helpless at hatching and has to be fed in the nest by adults (see Precocial).
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Altricial

describes birds that hatch with little to no downy feathers and are relatively immobile, such young must be fed by adults and need time to develop before leaving the nest. Most passerines are altricial. Altricial is the opposite of precocial. Eagles are considered semi-altricial.
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Altricial

describes creatures that are born unable to fend for themselves as opposed to Precocial animals. Generally altricial refers to animals that are born with closed eyes and lack fur or feathers. Many birds are altricial, as are Carnivorous Mammals, like Cheetah.
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altricial

having young requiring care for a lengthy period
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Altricial

Helpless at birth, requiring complete parental care. This term is used to describe some bird species, such as parrots, that need time to grow their feathers and gain strength in their wings to fly.
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altricial

Mammals that are born in relatively undeveloped condition (eyes closed and with minimal fur) and require prolonged parental care
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Altricial

refers to mammals born in a fairly undeveloped state; the young require close parental care for a period of time. Rabbits are born in an altricial state, whereas, hares are precocial.
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altricial

[adj] - (of hatchlings) naked and blind and dependent on parents for food
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