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  •  Close to 360 not for all the birds, West however.. (2+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean, Aunt Pat

    is for the birds. almost 360 is iirc for owls. Yea, I could look it up, but I have to rec all the other punsters.

    but to avoid confusion between Hawkeye and Hawk-Eye*

     Hawks and other raptors have extremely acute and accurate vision, inspiring the name of the line judging system used in tennis and the superhero character for which the Mash character was named

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    Google---Hawk-Eye is a complex computer system used in cricket, tennis and other sports to visually track the path of the ball and display a record of its most statistically likely path as a moving image. In some sports, like tennis, it is now part of the adjudication process. It is also used in some instances to predict the future path of a ball in cricket.

    "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

    by BlueStateRedhead on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 11:05:23 AM PST

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    •  No bird has a complete 360. (3+ / 0-)
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      Owls have the closest because their eyes are in the front of their heads, so they need more neck flexion to see behind them, unlike most other birds, whose eyes at the sides make up for that deficit.

      •  I did say 360, with an iirc to cya. good to know.. (1+ / 0-)
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        Aunt Pat

        ...the actual facts. and owls are cute birds when they are young. Had some yearly in the tree behind my house long ago.

        "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

        by BlueStateRedhead on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 11:28:04 AM PST

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      •  Eyes on the front of their heads (1+ / 0-)
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        as opposed to the sides, would work toward narrowing the field, not widening it.
        Horses have eye's on the sides of their heads and can see two different images that overlap front and back with a dead spot in the close center. They can see a rider up on their back and all kinds of things on either side but have a hard time with what is directly in front of them.
        They also have ramped vision so that when their heads are down, grazing, the grass at the end of their nose is in close focus at the bottom of their vision and wolves in the distance are magnified and in focus at the top of their vision.
        Must be really weird to be a horse.

        If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

        by CwV on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 02:41:33 PM PST

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        •  Not wierd being a horse except when Fat Germans (0+ / 0-)

          think they can tame and ride a Spanish Mayor.

          I'd tip you but they cut off my tip box. The TSA would put Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad on the no-fly list.

          by OHdog on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 04:55:13 AM PST

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