Why birds don't get electrocuted when sitting on power lines

August 28, 2020

If you look up at overhead power lines, it would not be surprising to see birds sitting on the wires. While it is safe for a bird to do so, it is not safe for people to be near overhead power lines. So how can birds sit on a power line unharmed? Let’s look into the “bird on a wire” phenomenon and separate fact from fiction.

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