Monday, December 12, 2011

A Brown Owl Keeps His Head

It seems that owls have this amazing ability to keep their heads stable in space regardless of how their body is moving around.

I can't quite get how this is any kind of advantage. Maybe so you can focus on prey while sitting in a swaying tree branch? Otherwise, unless owls regularly go sea-faring or ride amusement park rides, this appears to be a marginal skill.