Birding Trivia – Owls

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Owls turn their heads in almost 360 degree circle because they cannot move their eyes. Their eyeballs are not round like ours. They are tubular.

The circle of feathers found around an owl’s eyes are there to help the owl hear. The closely-packed feathers in this facial disc help channel high frequency sound waves to the owls ears which are situated behind the discs.

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