Very often you came across transmission lines loaded with birds. Ever wondered that: Why birds are not electrocuted on power lines

In this post, you’ll learn the answer.

Electric current is defined as the rate of flow of electric charge from one point to another. The flow of electric current requires a potential difference between two points. If the potential difference is the same there is no current flow.

A bird having its single or both legs on transmission line has the same potential difference across its body and thus there is no current flow.

That’s the reason birds are not electrocuted on transmission lines.