Among sailors, it is considered unlucky to kill a ...

albatross
Arctic tern
penguin
herring gull
The al­ba­tross as a su­per­sti­tious relic is ref­er­enced in Samuel Taylor Co­leridge's well-­known poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. It is con­sid­ered very unlucky to kill an al­ba­tross; in Co­leridge's poem, the narrator killed the bird and his fellow sailors even­tu­al­ly force him to wear the dead bird around his neck.

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albatross
Arctic tern
penguin
herring gull
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flagPoland
45%
6%
39%
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29%
14%
54%
1%
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men41%
women47%
albatross
41%
47%
Arctic tern
6%
6%
penguin
41%
39%
herring gull
10%
6%

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