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Blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii)

The male blue-footed booby has an elaborate mating ritual when it lifts its feet up and down to impress a female (the bluer the better). This one in the Galápagos is standing in the rain because:


There isn't really anywhere to shelter in the  Galápagos - very few trees. The name booby does come from the Spanish bobo, meaning stupid, because the birds are pretty clumsy.

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