Why Owls Are Night Ninjas

Equipped with unique adaptations that make them both good at hunting and getting their creep on- owls are totally the ninjas of the bird world.

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Sources:
http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/06/how-owls-twist-their-heads-almost-360-degrees/
http://www.livescience.com/26771-how-owls-rotate-heads.html http://www.asknature.org/strategy/938e8c4d8e2bf786fa5c9922d181273e http://listverse.com/2013/09/15/10-awesome-facts-about-owls/ http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151012181033.htm https://www.audubon.org/news/11-fun-facts-about-owls
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https://nsf-scivis.skild.com/skild2/nsf2012/viewEntryDetail.action?pid=40747
http://www.owlpages.com/owls/articles.php?a=5

IMAGES:
Skeleton: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Squelette_de_Strigidae_MHNT.jpg
Skeleton 2: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ideonexus/3664205524
Elf Owl: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AElf_Owl.jpg

Bartkauz – Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa)
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABartkauz_-_Great_Grey_Owl_(Strix_nebulosa)_-_Weltvogelpark_Walsrode_2012-004.jpg

Loneared owl
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ALoneared_owl.tif

Bartkauz – Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa)
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABartkauz_-_Great_Grey_Owl_(Strix_nebulosa)_-_Weltvogelpark_Walsrode_2012-006.jpg

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