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Keywords: preen waxClose
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (22): 4199–4202.
Published: 15 November 2005
... investigated. Recently, a remarkable shift in the composition of uropygial gland secretions (preen waxes) was discovered in many ground-nesting shorebirds and ducks that begin incubation, during which the usual mixtures of monoester preen waxes are replaced by mixtures of less volatile diester waxes...
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