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Ruru is perfectly adapted to hunting at night. First, my face is surrounded by a soft disc of feathers. This helps to direct any sounds to my ears, so I can hear the crack of a branch, or the whirring of insect wings. Secondly, I can swivel my head 270 degrees (three-quarters of the way around – you try that!) to help me zone in on prey. A third feature is my large plate-like eyes, which allow me to take in as much light as possible. This gives me super night-vision.