Why is the bird in the idiom an albatross instead of another bird?

It is a line from a poem. A sailor killed an albatross, which was a bird sailors considered a lucky omen, so the other sailors made him wear it around his neck as punishment. This came to mean anything you've done that hinders your future.
It is a line from a poem. A sailor killed an albatross, which was a bird sailors considered a lucky omen, so the other sailors made him wear it around his neck as punishment. This came to mean anything you've done that hinders your future.