Can Owls Really Spin Their Heads All The Way Around?

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asked Nov 29 in Other-Environment by sandrageary (180 points)
Can Owls Really Spin Their Heads All The Way Around?

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answered Nov 29 by Essmann (15,430 points)
Owls can spin there heads around enough to make it seem like they can spin their heads completely around but in reality they can only spin their heads around to one side and then back again on each side.

They cannot completely spin their heads around in a 360 degree fashion as it's impossible but they can turn their heads further around than us humans or other animals can.
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answered Nov 29 by 333potatoes (410 points)
I've seen Owls spin their heads all the way around in cartoons but that's the only time it can happen is in a cartoon.

No real Owls can spin their heads around all the way.

Owls only have the ability to partially spin their heads around all the way to the back and then to get their head to the other side they have to turn their head again in the next direction.

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