Crispy fried birds?

Why aren’t birds electricuted when they land on electric lines?

IIRC, it is because they aren’t grounded to anything.

Large birds are often electrocuted when their wings contact two lines at the same time. Electrocution is a major cause of the California Condor’s demise.

Demise? I thought the California Condor was only Endangered, not out-and-out Extinct.

From here

You are exactly right tracer. What I meant was demise of individuals, not the species. My comment was poorly worded.