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Albatrosses-Diomedeidae

Birds > Group of birds > Albatrosses

Class Aves
Order
Procellariiformes
Family Diomedeidae

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The largest flying seabirds, with exceptionally
long narrow wings adapted for gliding and distinctive hooked bill and plumage ranging from all dark to mostly white
Size

Wingspan 62.3–106 in (190–323 cm);
3.74–26.25 lb (1.7–11.9 kg); length: 20–80 in (50–200 cm)

Distribution Albatrosses
The north and south Pacific, Indian, and south Atlantic oceans
The north and south Pacific, Indian, and south Atlantic oceans

Number of genera, species
4 genera; 14 species

Habitat

Oceanic, generally only approach land for breeding on remote islands

Conservation status

Critically Endangered: 1 species; Vulnerable: 8 species; Lower Risk: 4 species; Data Deficient: 1 species.

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