How Do Birds Sit on Power Lines without Getting Electrocuted ?

The bird’s body has a high resistance.

  • The bird is careful to have both feet on the same wire there is not enough voltage across the bird’s body to allow current to flow.
  • So how do workers repair live electrical wires without getting hurt ? They use insulating materials in their clothing, equipment, and bucket trucks. Insulating materials such as rubber are materials through which electricity has a hard time flowing.

Birds on Power Lines

Birds and Power Lines

Birds on High Voltage

Birds sitting on live wires do not get electrocuted

Bird and Person on High Voltage


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