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posterior part of a bird's body from which the tail feathers grow

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Second, sunbathing coincided with scratching and preening with uropygial gland oil, which could have been done to remove pests subdued by exposure to intense ultraviolet light (Clayton et al., 2010).
The uropygial or preen gland is found in the majority of birds and is situated near the base of the tail.
Rohrbaugh notes that birds have a gland at the base of their tails called the uropygial gland.
Further pathologic disorders included encephalopathy (2 birds; 33%), ingluvitis (1 bird; 17%), severe polyserositis from bacterial septicemia (1 bird; 17%), and a severe osteodystrophia fibrosa as well as inflammation of the uropygial gland (1 bird; 17%).
Our results also suggest that a preened body surface could be the common denominator that explains how AIV infection occurs in different taxonomic groups of aquatic birds and future studies are needed to determine the common uropygial component that could promote interaction with AIVs in all aquatic bird species.
uropygial gland: The gland located at the base of the tail in some species and produces oil that is used in preening.
Additionally, its uropygial gland appeared enlarged.
The scientists used gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to isolate 19 volatile compounds from the preen oils which are secreted from the birds' uropygial glands near the base of the tail.
Few true cutaneous glands are found in birds, principally the uropygial gland, glands around the vent, and secretory glands of the external auditory meatus.
Additional histologic findings included moderate mesangioproliferative glomerulopathy with glomerulosclerosis, mild proliferative bronchitis, mild pneumoconiosis, mild splenic arteriosclerosis, mild hepatic hemosiderosis, mild endocardiosis, mild proliferative enterocolitis, ductular adenitis of the uropygial gland, an ovarian cystadenoma, mild rhabdomyolysis, and cataracts.
(6,7) There is also one report of cutaneous pox involving feather follicles around the uropygial glands in mynah birds (.Acridotheres cristatellus).
(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.
Radiation therapy of uropygial gland carcinoma in psittacine species.