Not only do pelicans (Australian pelicans, specifically) have the longest bills of any bird, they also have gigantic wing spans of up to 10 feet. Watch this National Geographic footage of a group of penguins and pelicans get aggressive for meal time.
The Flying Power of Pelicans
Penguins vs. Pelicans | National Geographic
Key Facts In This Video
Anchovies are a top meal choice for Galapagos Penguins. 00:07
Pelicans dive beak first into shallow anchovy habitats in order to disrupt the penguin's eating pattern. 00:44
The weight of the water in a pelican's beak when attempting to catch fish is too much to fly with, so they must release some before eating. 01:23
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