What do our interactions with birds reveal about ourselves? In Birdscapes: Birds in Our Imagination and Experience, veteran birder and former chief executive of Cambridge University Press Jeremy Mynott looks at the myriad ways we encounter and appreciate birds.
Of course, he looks at literature, art, music, science, conservation, and culture, among many things, but along the way, he also teases out some fantastic trivia about birds. I will post a series of trivia questions (one each Tuesday for the next few weeks) and hope you will post your answers and explanations in the comments section below. The answers will follow by a day, so check back frequently!
Mynott’s Trivia, Question #1 –
Which bird is named after soiled underwear?