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OWLS: MAJESTIC CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
Owls have large forward-facing eyes and ear-holes; a hawk-like beak; a flat face; and usually a conspicuous circle of feathers, a facial disc, around each eye. The feathers making up this disc can be adjusted in order to sharply focus sounds that come from varying distances onto the owls' asymmetrically placed ear cavities. Most birds of prey sport eyes on the sides of their heads, but the stereoscopic nature of the owl's forward-facing eyes permits the greater sense of depth perception necessary for low-light hunting.
FOTOPEDIA MAGAZINE | 05/25/13TEXT FROM WIKIPEDIA, cba SOME RIGHTS RESERVED.PHOTO BY Sven Začek / Wild Wonders, All rights reserved