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Ever Wondered Why Birds Aren't Electrocuted While Sitting On Power Line? Read to Know Why

By landing on power cables, birds do not kill each other because the electric current selects a much easier path. The current passes through the wire in the case of the posing bird and not through the bird's legs but rather is a very current conductor.


As a (weak) conductor of the bird, there is an electrocution only when the bird touches two cables of various voltages simultaneously (or when they touch a cable and a floor simultaneously), the currents are "attracted" one to another.


There appear to be disagreeable effects for the birds in case of high voltage, which will only land on the lightning rod, but on the cables that lead the current (however the notices do not are not unanimous on this point).


However there are regular electrocutions with large birds that have enough wingspan to touch two cables at a time (if the voltage is too high, an electric arc can even occur without direct wing contact with the wings.


Cables when the wings are passing near the cable enough). The big birds in question are primarily diurnal and night raptors, but for instance also storks, herons and cranes.


The main risk of collision with overhead lines (power lines or different cables), one of the leading causes of the death of storks and raptors around the world.

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