With strong eyesight (100 times more effective in dim light than humans), owls are specifically adapted to hunting at night or in low levels of light. Their eyes are immovably fixed in the front of the head and, as a result, they must move their heads in a 270 degree arc to see from side to side. (It is not true that owls can turn their heads completely around!) Owls can hear sounds 10 times fainter than a human can. Their soft, silent feathers enable them to swoop down undetected onto prey. They have a reversed outer toe, which helps to grasp prey.