Fact of the Week: June 23, 2014

Barn Owls (Tyto alba), and at least eight other genera of owl, have asymmetrical openings to their ears, meaning one ear is higher than the other. A sound coming from above will seem slightly louder in the ear with the higher opening.

Cite: https://www.stanford.edu/group/stanfordbirds/text/essays/How_Owls_Hunt.html

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