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Galapagos Islands Wildlife

Two blue-footed boobies are photographed on Espanola Island in the Galapagos. Apparently, the name ?booby? comes from the Spanish word ?bobo? which means ?clown? or ?fool? or 'stupid?. They earned this name because of their clumsy movements on land. Famous for their mating dance, the male booby will spread his wings and lift his blue feet high off the ground to impress his female partner with whom he mates for life.

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Two blue-footed boobies are photographed on Espanola Island in the Galapagos. Apparently, the name ?booby? comes from the Spanish word ?bobo? which means ?clown? or ?fool? or 'stupid?. They earned this name because of their clumsy movements on land. Famous for their mating dance, the male booby will spread his wings and lift his blue feet high off the ground to impress his female partner with whom he mates for life.