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Blue-Footed Booby Performing its Mating Dance

North Seymour island is one of the rare places where you can enjoy watching the blue-footed boobies


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One of the most interesting and entertaining insular birds is the blue footed booby. This bird is not only rare but also remarkable and memorable. When visiting the islands you'll definitely notice this creature with its red blowing sac on the neck wondering round and not being afraid of people.

March and April is its mating season and tourists come to the islands to witness these love rituals. The male, in order to attract the female, dances in front of her blowing its red sac. If the female is attracted by the exquisite courtship then together they dance the “booby two-step”. If all goes well the dance flows into the mutual sky pointing, face to face, and pours into mating.

The most popular place to observe this ritual is the North Seymour island.

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