An infected shaft of a feather?

emmylou6847

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Not the best pictures but I was solo! Haha she is currently molting and about 2yrs of age -
 

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That looks like the preening gland. Is this at the back above and in front of the tail? If so, they use this gland by rubbing their faces and beak on it, then preen their feathers to keep them in good shape. :)
 

emmylou6847

In the Brooder
Dec 7, 2017
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That looks like the preening gland. Is this at the back above and in front of the tail? If so, they use this gland by rubbing their faces and beak on it, then preen their feathers to keep them in good shape. :)
This is the location , thank you learn something new everyday
 

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