Sunday 13 December 2009

Blue Footed Booby Mating Dance

Blue ? well no turquoise actually and in case you've wondered turquoise means Turkish stone, however these birds are not found in Turkey, rather only on one island on the eastern Pacific Ocean of the Galapagos Islands, called Espanola Island. Here, in this video the Blue-footed boobies are doing their famous mating dance.

"In search for some attractive turquoise feet, these males wet their whistle in search for the most reproductively successful lady. In a clown like fashion, these blue footed booby birds strut their stuff, stomp,wave, and a shake some funny flippers to give the females a thrill." (via Scienceray)

The name of the rather aptly adapted song in the video is called Mah Na Mah Na by Italian composer Piero Umiliani.
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