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u·ro·py·gi·um

 (yo͝or′ə-pī′jē-əm, -pĭj′ē-)
n.
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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Additionally, its uropygial gland appeared enlarged.
The practice of combating ectoparasites by exposing skin and feathers to intense ultraviolet light, while preening with uropygial gland oil, has been documented in violet-green swallows (Tachycineta thalassina; Blem and Blem 1993, 2000) and black noddies (Anous minutus; Moyer and Wagenbach, 1995) but never in raptors, to my knowledge.
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.
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.
There has been research into the uropygial gland since the middle of the thirteenth century and ever since then, researchers have gathered information on its anatomy, histology, secretion chemistry, function, etc.
Some species have an uropygial gland located at the base of the tail.
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.
Rohrbaugh notes that birds have a gland at the base of their tails called the uropygial gland.