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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 ìboobyî comes from the Spanish word ìboboî which means ìclownî or ìfoolî or ístupidî. 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.