Zoological textbooks generally state that right and left ovaries develop in the embryonic bird, but that only the left ovary persists in the majority of adults.
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Fitzpatrick, F. L.
"Bilateral Ovaries in Raptorial Birds, with Notes on Kidney Structure,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 38(1), 245-248.
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