Why do birds sit on wires
Many birds like a view from the highest vantage point possible, and wires provide a convenient perch. ChaCha Again!
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- How can birds sit on electricity wires?
- Because electrocution requires that a current passes through you. If all you do is sit on a charged wire, and there is no path to earth, no current passes.
- | Why birds sit on telephone wires |
- A. Many birds like a view from the highest vantage point possible, and wires provide a convenient perch, said Miyoko Chu, director of communications for the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. “From up high, Flocking birds, like swallows, m...
- When birds sit on electricity wires why don't they get electrocut...?
- The birds sit on one wire, they do not make a circuit and therefore do not receive a shock. Larger birds such as swans are frequently killed by electricity wires because their wings touch two wires and make a circuit which results in electr...
- Birds sit on wires because they are only on one
- On a warm afternoon, 15 birds sit perching on wires
- Overall, the contour feathers lie "head to tail", so birds sit facing the wind - not just on wires, but watch gulls on the beach, terns on nests, ducks on a lake, all facing the wind
- Frankly, I've always wondered why birds sit on wires? 7:08 AM OldHorsetailSnake said..
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- Why do birds sit on certain wires & not others?
- Q: Every night on my way home from work, I notice birds sitting on a certain wire over the road. Other wires are near but they only sit on the one. Any "birdbrains" here?
- A: Too thin wires hurt their feet .! And some other wires are not protected , so they are too cold in winter . . ! Some different species of birds don't share the same wires , question of territory . ! . . .
- Why do birds sit on telephone and electrical wires?
- Q: I notice that in Dallas, TX a great deal of birds sit at very specific intersections such as Plano Rd and Beltline in Richardson. Not being a native of Texas, I can't recall seeing this type of activity (perhaps the birds are just larger here like everything else!). They sit on the wires, atop trees but only on certain corners. And of course they sing like crazy. Anybody know why?
- A: They are social creatures and likely to hang out where everyone else does - like people! They tend to gather in flocks too. If it's near intersections my guess would be that's because it's between two clear fly zones, where there are not tall trees or buildings to get in their way as they fly. They like to stay relatively close to the ground for warmth, water, food, action...and wires are everywhere so they are used to hanging out there. Another thought...People are not going to bother them or threaten them if they are sitting on electrical or telephone wires - those birds who sat there learned that, and the birds who chose the buildings and windowsills didn't fare as well. The survivors spread the wisdom to their offspring (a Darwinian explanation, but makes sense even if you're not a Darwinian).
- why do birds sit on hydro wires in large groups?
- Q: Sitting @ an intersection this morning I noticed at least 60-70 pidgeons sitting side by side on a hydro wire all facing the same way.Later on in the afternoon, same intersection the same birds were sitting side by side only this time facing a different direction!Is there a reason for this?
- A: beacause they vvant some current
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