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Uropygial Gland: Bird Term of the Day

Definitions of words used by pet bird enthusiasts with the pet bird slant.

Definitions of words used by pet bird enthusiasts with the pet bird slant.

Uropygial gland: (noun) A gland at the underside base of certain avian species’ tails that produces secretions birds use to preen feathers and keep them water proofed. The secretions also contain vitamin D precursors. Although found in most parrots, Amazon parrots do not have an uropygial gland.

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