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 (yo͝or′ə-pī′jē-əm, -pĭj′ē-)
The posterior part of a bird's body, from which the tail feathers grow.

[New Latin ūropygium, from Greek ouropugion : ouro-, tail; see uro-2 + pugē, rump.]

u′ro·py′gi·al (-əl) adj.
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6,7) There is also one report of cutaneous pox involving feather follicles around the uropygial glands in mynah birds (.
The uropygial gland is an oilsecreting gland situated at the base of the tail of what type of creature?
The uropygial gland is an oil-secreting gland situated at the base of the tail of what type of creature?
Research on avian chemical communication has mainly focused on uropygial gland secretions and feather lipids.
Kristen Oliver, Coker College, "Bacterial growth inhibition of the uropygial gland secretions of passerines in South Carolina.
he study by the Juan Amat, from the Estacion Biologica de Donana Spain, and colleagues, it is the first study to demonstrate that birds transfer the color pigments (carotenoids) from the secretions of their uropygial gland for cosmetic reasons.
The SREBF1 was expressed preferentially in the liver and uropygial gland in chicken compared with other tissues examined, adipose tissue, lung, kidney, intestine, muscle, brain and testis (Assaf et al.
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.
4 g; no bursa of fabricius; stomach contents with insect parts; iris dark brown, legs dusky brown, bill black; light body molt; eight rectrices; not recorded but gave same song as holotype; uropygial gland pale pink; KU tissue #14790.
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.