Interesting People - James Bond

Ian Fleming named the character James Bond after American ornithologist James Bond, a Caribbean bird expert and author of the definitive field guide Birds of the West Indies.

(Fleming was a keen birdwatcher himself, had a copy of Bond's guide and he later explained to the ornithologist's wife that "It struck me that this brief, unromantic, Anglo-Saxon and yet very masculine name was just what I needed, and so a second James Bond was born".

I guess James Bond the spy was a bit of a bird watcher too.)

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