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Can owls turn their heads 360 degrees? Almost. Owls' eyes are fixed in sockets, so their necks can turn up to 270 degrees, and very fast. This quick and agile neck movement gives the illusion of the head turning around completely.

Photograph copyright Ron Austing; Frank Lane Picture Agency/CORBIS

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