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Why Do Birds Like Lining Up On PHCN Wires? by klinpami(f): 11:38am On Jun 22, 2016
Birds are majestic creatures, blessed with the enviable ability to take flight. So why do they spend so much time lounging around on power or telephone wires?

Re: Why Do Birds Like Lining Up On PHCN Wires? by klinpami(f): 11:41am On Jun 22, 2016
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Thanks
Re: Why Do Birds Like Lining Up On PHCN Wires? by Blayze007(m): 11:42am On Jun 22, 2016
Lolz...I wonder what the attraction is. It always seems to me like they have a meeting there. grin
Re: Why Do Birds Like Lining Up On PHCN Wires? by thesicilian: 11:43am On Jun 22, 2016
Its the only thing up there they can rest on, apart from trees, and they know they're in Nigeria so no big deal about electricity.
Re: Why Do Birds Like Lining Up On PHCN Wires? by Nobody: 11:51am On Jun 22, 2016
They've evolved to recognize it as a relatively safe haven; away from the waiting hands of hungry homosapiens.
Re: Why Do Birds Like Lining Up On PHCN Wires? by klinpami(f): 11:55am On Jun 22, 2016
Haute:
They've evolved to recognize it as a relatively safe haven; away from the waiting hands of hungry homosapiens.
Do Nigerians actively hurt birds in cities like Lagos, Abuja..?
Re: Why Do Birds Like Lining Up On PHCN Wires? by klinpami(f): 11:56am On Jun 22, 2016
thesicilian:
Its the only thing up there they can rest on, apart from trees, and they know they're in Nigeria so no big deal about electricity.

But in Ibadan with lot of trees, i still noticed the birds rather make use of electric poles instead of trees. Could there be a special reason?
Re: Why Do Birds Like Lining Up On PHCN Wires? by theEYe21(f): 11:57am On Jun 22, 2016
Question for the gods undecided
Re: Why Do Birds Like Lining Up On PHCN Wires? by theEYe21(f): 12:14pm On Jun 22, 2016
Power lines are common and convenient rest stops for birds in cities and towns where there are very few trees. High-tension wires make great lookout perches for passerine birds or the common perching birds, like sparrows, starlings, crows, grackles, to name a few. The feet of perching birds or songbirds are adapted to grabbing onto branches and power lines. Not all birds have this special adaptation.

Birds are social animals and like to interact with each other as they roost on power lines. Being up high gives the birds a good vantage point to see the surroundings and be on the lookout for predators and food sources.

Birds can be seen at dusk or sunrise perched on overhead power lines. Every time a bird lands on the wire, the entire row of birds on the same wire would move over for the newcomer. Birds are instinctively such considerate and accommodating little creatures.

This high-voltage convention appears to be an enormous flock of birds in the midst of migration, taking a short rest on power lines before heading on to their destination.These are nocturnal migrants because they are birds that migrate at night.
Re: Why Do Birds Like Lining Up On PHCN Wires? by klinpami(f): 12:45pm On Jun 22, 2016
theEYe21:

Power lines are common and convenient rest stops for birds in cities and towns where there are very few trees. High-tension wires make great lookout perches for passerine birds or the common perching birds, like sparrows, starlings, crows, grackles, to name a few. The feet of perching birds or songbirds are adapted to grabbing onto branches and power lines. Not all birds have this special adaptation.

Birds are social animals and like to interact with each other as they roost on power lines. Being up high gives the birds a good vantage point to see the surroundings and be on the lookout for predators and food sources.

Birds can be seen at dusk or sunrise perched on overhead power lines. Every time a bird lands on the wire, the entire row of birds on the same wire would move over for the newcomer. Birds are instinctively such considerate and accommodating little creatures.

This high-voltage convention appears to be an enormous flock of birds in the midst of migration, taking a short rest on power lines before heading on to their destination.These are nocturnal migrants because they are birds that migrate at night.



Nice explanation. Thanks
Re: Why Do Birds Like Lining Up On PHCN Wires? by klinpami(f): 12:45pm On Jun 22, 2016
Need more answers please
Re: Why Do Birds Like Lining Up On PHCN Wires? by klinro(m): 9:39am On Jun 23, 2016
They are social organisms. Guess they are having discussions like humans sit and talk as well
Re: Why Do Birds Like Lining Up On PHCN Wires? by klinpami(f): 3:13pm On Jun 24, 2016
klinro:
They are social organisms. Guess they are having discussions like humans sit and talk as well
Noted. Thanks
Re: Why Do Birds Like Lining Up On PHCN Wires? by LoveJesus87(m): 4:37pm On Jan 09, 2017
klinpami:
Birds are majestic creatures, blessed with the enviable ability to take flight. So why do they spend so much time lounging around on power or telephone wires?
Simply because its high up there without obstruction to their view. That's important to them, their view. There, they have better view of their surroundings than in trees and that means a lot to them. Its a cool place place for them to hang out for them. smiley
Re: Why Do Birds Like Lining Up On PHCN Wires? by KealDrogo: 12:59am On Jan 10, 2017
klinpami:
Birds are majestic creatures, blessed with the enviable ability to take flight. So why do they spend so much time lounging around on power or telephone wires?
So you don't know? They do stand there to tap electromagnetic current passing through the cables from their thinly insulated legs to their entire body. This helps to regulate birds body temperature and overall metabolism and mental state.
It is scientifically proven in Croatia.
Re: Why Do Birds Like Lining Up On PHCN Wires? by klinpami(f): 11:20pm On Jan 11, 2017
KealDrogo:

So you don't know? They do stand there to tap electromagnetic current passing through the cables from their thinly insulated legs to their entire body. This helps to regulate birds body temperature and overall metabolism and mental state.
It is scientifically proven in Croatia.

Lool. Be serious

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