Other Free Encyclopedias » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia - Alabama to Anderson, Dame Judith


genus species

Albatross, any of 14 species of large, long-winged, gliding, hook-billed seabirds forming the family Diomedeidae. Two species form the genus Phoebetria, the other 12 the genus Diomedea. Most albatrosses are white with darker markings on the back, wings, and tail. The wandering albatross (D. exulans) has the broadest wingspan of any living bird—up to 12 ft (3.7 m).

Edward Franklin Albee [next] [back] Albany Regency

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or