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Fagin, Kate (1948-2012): Blue-footed boobies - courtship dance, photograph, 30 x 42 cms. Presented by the artist as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund's Darwin 200 celebrations.

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During mating rituals, blue-footed boobies show off their feet with a high-stepping strut. Their movements make them appear to be dancing as they stamp their feet up and down on the ground.