uropygial gland


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oil-secreting gland situated at the base of the tail in most birds

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Among the substances produced by birds are the secretions of the uropygial gland, which may be pigmented orange, red or yellow.
The 10th paragraph of Chapter 2 provides a two-page glossary of avian anatomical terms, including those for 14 feather tracts, and other body parts including the crop, gizzard, nictitating membrane, and the uropygial gland, all of whose functions the Aztecs understood.
Skin glands are almost entirely lacking in birds, but there is an oil gland known as the uropygial gland, which is located at the base of the tail.
A case series of uropygial gland squamous cell carcinoma in 5 penguins at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Central Park Zoo is described.
2,3) Culture of the uropygial gland of healthy psittacine birds identified species of Staphylococcus, but failed to identify what other species of bacteria can be present.
This study was performed to determine the histologic structure of the uropygial gland in an osprey.