Uropygial Gland
Also called the preen gland the uropygial gland is located above the base of the raptor's tail. It should be observed every so often as it is a common site for infections, tumors, and growths.
       Preen video clip: 562 Kb

           Preen gland image Preen gland of a Red-Tailed Hawk.

           Preen gland image Preen gland of a Cooper's Hawk. (cadaver)

           Preen gland image Preen gland of a Great Horned Owl.

           Preen gland image Preen gland of a Barn Owl. (cadaver)

           Preen gland image Preen gland of a Great Horned Owl. (cadaver)




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