precocial

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pre·co·cial

 (prĭ-kō′shəl)
adj.
Hatched or born with the eyes open, a covering of down or hair, and the ability to search for food. Used of birds and mammals.

[From New Latin praecocēs, precocial birds, from pl. of Latin praecox, premature; see precocious.]

precocial

(prɪˈkəʊʃəl)
adj
(Zoology) (of the young of some species of birds after hatching) covered with down, having open eyes, and capable of leaving the nest within a few days of hatching
n
(Zoology) a precocial bird
[C19: see precocious]

pre•co•cial

(prɪˈkoʊ ʃəl)

adj.
active and able to move freely from birth or hatching and requiring little parental care (opposed to altricial).
[1870–75; precoci (ous) + -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.precocial - (of hatchlings) covered with down and having eyes open; capable of leaving the nest within a few days
altricial - (of hatchlings) naked and blind and dependent on parents for food