I can’t say I’ve ever seen a pelican and a goose swimming together before.

American White Pelican and Canada Goose
American White Pelican and Canada Goose

The American White Pelican is the bird with the longest wingspan in North America–though check any bird guide and you’ll see they tend to be tied or within one inch of the stated wingspan of the California Condor. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s website, these pelicans have a wingspan of up to 114 inches while the condor wingspan only gets up to 109 inches–yet they also state that the condor is North America’s biggest bird. I guess the condor must usually weigh more than the pelican. I still think the pelican is bigger. The Canada Goose wingspan only goes up to 67 inches. No contest there.

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