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# A bird sitting on a high-power electric line is still safe. How, explain it briefly?

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## Electric potential differenceThe work done in moving a unit positive charge from one place to another is called electric potential difference within an influence of the electric field.When there is a potential difference between the two sites, current flows in the circuit. There must be a potential difference across the bird's claws for the current to pass through it. Determining the size of the possible difference between the bird's claws.Almost every living thing, we know, has a tiny conducting property. The birds are no different. The claws are conducting as well. When there is a potential difference between the two sites, we know that current flows across the circuit. Because there is a little voltage drop across the resistor, current flows across it and the potential difference is created.We also understand that current flows only in closed circuits. As a result, the current will flow from one of the claws, through the body, and join at the claw and wire connection. Now, there must be a potential difference across the bird's claws for the current to flow through it. We know that across the power lines, the electric lines provide a steady voltage supply. As a result, the potential difference between the claws will be minimal or non-existent. Hence, no current will pass through the bird, and it will not be electrocuted.

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