Owls have the reputation of being able to turn their heads towards their backs to view objects behind them. This ability is at times exaggerated or misrepresented as the ability to twist 360°. The pictures and video below show that owls can turn their heads 180° on the right or left side, thus giving them 360° views.
Video by Francis Seow-Choen. Thomson Nature Park. 8 October 2021. The brown hawk-owl a.k.a. brown boobook, Ninox scutulata, turned its head to look at the videographer and to look behind it.