• albatross - a sea bird
    Albatross Albatross is a large seabird
    Life span 50 - 70 years
    Weight 15 - 22 lb (7 - 10 kg)
    Diet squid and fish
    Metaphor Albatross around his neck
    Family name Diomedeidae (references the mythical metamorphosis of the companions of the Greek warrior Diomedes into birds)
    genera 1. Great albatrosses (Diomedea)
    2. Mollymawks (Thalassarche)
    3. North Pacific albatrosses (Phoebastria)
    4. Sooty albatrosses (Phoebetria)
    Record Wandering Albatross has the longest wingspan of any living bird
    Record Wandering Albatross is the only bird that can fly 10,000 miles without landing
    Record Wandering Albatross has the longest incubation period of any bird
    Record Wisdom, a wild female Laysan albatross, is the oldest confirmed wild bird in the world as well as the oldest banded bird in the world.
    Name origin The name "albatross" is derived from Latin albus (meaning "white") and the Arabic al-ḡaṭṭās (a pelican; literally, "the diver")
    albatross - a sea bird
    Albatross Albatross is a large seabird
    Life span 50 - 70 years
    Weight 15 - 22 lb (7 - 10 kg)
    Diet squid and fish
    Metaphor Albatross around his neck
    Family name Diomedeidae (references the mythical metamorphosis of the companions of the Greek warrior Diomedes into birds)
    genera 1. Great albatrosses (Diomedea)
    2. Mollymawks (Thalassarche)
    3. North Pacific albatrosses (Phoebastria)
    4. Sooty albatrosses (Phoebetria)
    Record Wandering Albatross has the longest wingspan of any living bird
    Record Wandering Albatross is the only bird that can fly 10,000 miles without landing
    Record Wandering Albatross has the longest incubation period of any bird
    Record Wisdom, a wild female Laysan albatross, is the oldest confirmed wild bird in the world as well as the oldest banded bird in the world.
    Name origin The name "albatross" is derived from Latin albus (meaning "white") and the Arabic al-ḡaṭṭās (a pelican; literally, "the diver")

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