The Albatross is the largest and most bulky of all the birds which fly over the surface of the sea.

Albatross

The Albatross is the largest and most bulky of all the birds which fly over the surface of the sea.

A large marine swimming bird. The bill is straight and strong, the upper mandible hooked at the point and the lower one truncated; there are three webbed toes on each foot.

Albatross

A large marine swimming bird. The bill is straight and strong, the upper mandible hooked at the point…

Albatrosses are amongst the largest of flying birds, they are highly eficient in the air, using dynamic soaring and slope soaring to cover great distances with little exertion.

Albatross

Albatrosses are amongst the largest of flying birds, they are highly eficient in the air, using dynamic…

Left wing of the albatross.

Left Wing of Albatross

Left wing of the albatross.

A group of albatrosses, a family of natatores.

Albatrosses

A group of albatrosses, a family of natatores.

Petrels resemble gulls, except in having the nostrils open as two parallel tubes on the top of the beak.

Petrel

Petrels resemble gulls, except in having the nostrils open as two parallel tubes on the top of the beak.

"A detachment of United States sailors from the gunboats <em>Albatross</em> and <em>Gemsbok</em> burning the contraband vessel <em>York</em>. Mouth of Rogue's inlet, near Beaufort, N. C., January 23rd, 1862." &mdash;Leslie, 1896

Burning of York

"A detachment of United States sailors from the gunboats Albatross and Gemsbok burning…