Faster than a speeding Owl?

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 | Comments Off on Faster than a speeding Owl?

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Image: owl in flight, captured using a high speed camera.

Many species of owl are able to swivel their heads up to 270 degrees – but how on Earth do they do that without cutting of their air or blood supply? Well, as it turns out they have some very unusual bone and vascular structures running along its neck to the skull to prevent just that problem.

More info (and a video of an owl rotating its head): http://bbc.in/VCCLJZ

 

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