18.11.11. For the first time in the Irkutsk region ornithologists have recorded numerous cases of bird deaths. One of the first strike hit a resident of the steppes — Upland Buzzard. The reason for that — the power lines. Birds sit on wires and killed by a powerful discharge current.
Vitaly Ryabtsev examining video from last trip. He takes off his popular science film of Upland Buzzard — he is listed in the Red Book of the Angara. This bird appeared in the region of 15-years old ago. Number steppe inhabitant — a total of 150 pairs.
Vitaly RYABTSEV, Deputy. Director of Science Baikal National Park:
"You could say that this mass death. Only a small area killed so many birds. We only have 300-something special, but only in one place so much. "
Two dozen pillars were found six dead birds and diamonds. Cause of death, according to a scientist — discharge current. Wingspan Buzzard — half a meter. And unlike smaller counterparts, large bird often falls victim to electricity.
Igor Fefelov, ornithology:
"When the birds land on the support due to the small distance between the conductor and wire bird comes under pressure from 6 to 10 thousand volts, and so die."
Ornithologist Igor Fefelov more recently began to understand the power line as good electricians. Said on large plants — birds not only die, but even manage to nest. Also not afraid of power lines on wooden pillars — support is not conducting. Living large birds threatened shallow station on a concrete base.
Source: AIST TV