Definitions for "Precocial"
A term describing a bird which hatches with down feathers, open eyes, and the ability to leave the nest within minutes or hours after hatching. Most ground-nesting birds, including cranes, are precocial - an adaptation which serves to reduce losses to predators. "Altricial" chicks are those which are naked and helpless when they hatch.
Chicks that hatch with down-covered bodies and open eyes. These chicks are independent of the parents soon after hatching.
Young born with hair, eyes open, and the ability to move about immediately after birth.
Behavioral reference to juveniles capable of moving and fending for themselves soon after birth, with little or no parental care.