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Great horned owl cast skull

Description: One of the most apparent features of the skull of a Great Horned Owl is the size of its eyes. All owls have large eyes that give them more efficient vision under low light conditions. Their eyes also have a ring of boney plates, called a sclerotic ring that helps to hold them in place. While these plates help to enhance the owl’s vision, they also make it so these animals cannot move or roll their eyes. Owls can only look straight ahead, requiring them to turn their head to see to the side.
Source: http://www.digitalindy.org/cdm/ref/collection/tcm/id/1332
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Subjects: Birds
Owls
Great horned owl
Skull

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