Can an eagle turn its head all the way around?

IMG_5905No,not all the way around. An owl can turn its head about 3/4 of the way around (270 degrees). This is because they have 14 vertebrae in their necks that are loosely connected, making their necks more flexible. Eagles also have 14 vertebrae in their necks and can turn their heads about  210 degrees. Our Lake Waco eagle is seen stretching her neck a bit. Oh, by the way, humans have 7 vertebrae in their necks. ( And they call us rubber neckers)

Brian Boyd

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