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Uropygial gland location, Eagle Owl

Uropygial gland location, Eagle Owl. This gland produces a thin oily liquid when 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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This gland produces a thin oily liquid when 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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