The largest bird on the planet (photos + video)

Zoologists declare that the Wandering Albatross is the largest bird in the world. These great birds live on Kerguelen Islands, Crozet Islands, Prince Edward Islands, and Macquarie Island.

The Wandering Albatross is the biggest associate of the type Diomedea – the largest birds on the planet. In 1758, Carolos Linnaeus described this amazing and perfectly-formed bird for the very first time. He called it Diomedea exulans.

Wandering Albatrosses spend most of their lives in the sky flying. They land only for breeding and feeding. Zoologist state that it is very difficult to count the distance a Wandering Albatross travels annually, but one stripy bird was documented to travel 6200 kilometres in 12 days.


Albatrosses have many displays from signals and scream to bill clapping and grumbles. When dating they usually wave heads, spread wings, and rap bills together. An average Wandering Albatross live up to 56 years in the wild environment.

Please take into the consideration that these huge birds have the biggest wingspan of any existing bird, characteristically stretching from 8 feet 6 inches to 12,4 feet 2 inches.


Couples of Wandering Albatrosses breed each two years. The process of breeding takes place on sub Antarctic isles and usually begins at the beginning of November. Throughout the early periods of the chicken’s growth, one parent sits on the nest one by one while the other one searches for meal. Later both grown-ups search for food and visit the chick at uneven breaks.

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