On This Day in 1964...
Tuesday: My Linnaean Society Talk

Book-Cover Feather I.D.s

How 007 Got His Name
On Monday I asked:

In advance of my free Zoom talk next week (Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.) for the Linnaean Society, can you identify the feathers on this rare book by Mary Wickham Bond?

Hint: Her husband, the real James Bond, probably wasn't pleased.

The answer: According to world-renowned feather expert Pepper Trail:

The feathers on the James Bond book are fanciful. Perhaps from unknown species in Goldfinger's diabolical aviary, but not from birds known to science.

You can learn more about my talk and register here.

My special guest is noted ornithologist Joseph Wunderle of BirdsCaribbean.


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