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Wondernose: What bird is named for its beard?

Wondernose: What bird is named for its beard?

Coppersmith Barbets. Photo © Dreamstime.com. You might think our mystery bird’s name will start with the word “bearded”—as in “Bearded Warbler” or “Bearded Flycatcher.” But no, our bird’s name is...

Wondernose: What mammal has an inflatable nose?

Wondernose: What mammal has an inflatable nose?

“Elephant Seal!” you exclaim.Well, good for you, Wondernose, you have come quite close. However, I wouldn’t really call an elephant seal’s nose inflatable. Mainly it is a very large nose which is...