An albatross is any of a variety of large seabirds, belonging to the family Diomedeidae, with a hooked beak and long narrow wings. The word albatross can also refer to a double eagle, or a score of three under par, on a single hole in the game of golf.
These birds pirate their food from others. They will follow and harass birds such as gannets, shearwaters and albatross to force them to disgorge their food which the skua then eats. Skuas are seabirds in the family Stercorariidae.