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Uropygial gland of a Barred owl

Uropygial gland of a Barred owl - Picture 9 in Owl Physiology: Feathers - This is a small gland located at the base of the tail that produces a thin oily liquid. It is stimulated by the beak, which is then used to transfer the liquid to the feathers during preening to provi...

 

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This is a small gland located at the base of the tail that produces a thin oily liquid. It is stimulated by the beak, which is then used to transfer the liquid to the feathers during preening to provide them with a protective coating.

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