How far can a owl rotate its head?

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Vritika Goel asked 21-Nov-2017 in Animal Life by Vritika Goel

How far can a owl rotate its head?

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akriti kashyap answered 23-Nov-2017 by akriti kashyap

Owls!

How far can a owl rotate its head?

Owls are the most flexible creature including humans due to the fact that owls head is connected with single socket pivot. Hence, owls can rotate 270 degrees whereas people are limited because of the presence of double socket pivot thus limit them to twist as per the research. Though the presence of multiple vertebrae the connector between the brain and the spin give them a wide motion range. With such a soft body, it is difficult for a bird to withstand such tremendous pressure of movement, humans life may come to end due to an extreme level of internal bleeding because of breakage of nerves.

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Research behind Owls twisting it head 270 degrees

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