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The owl’s remarkable head stability

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“Owls can exhibit a remarkable head stability during angular movement of the body about any axis passing through the skull,” explains this example video‘s caption. It’s a quote from The vestibular system of the owl, a 1972 study by K.E. Money and M.J. Correia.

blindfolded owl
And yes, we’re going to assume that the owl didn’t mind being blindfolded like that.Β 

Here’s another, kinder-looking example from 2013: The Northern Saw-whet Owl’s Impressive Head Control.


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