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Galapagos Islands Wildlife

A male blue-footed booby tries to catch the attention of his female partner by performing a courtship ritual on Espanola Island in the Galaogos. 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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A male blue-footed booby tries to catch the attention of his female partner by performing a courtship ritual on Espanola Island in the Galaogos. 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..