Collective Nouns for Animals and Birds

Collective Nouns for Animals

Collective Nouns for Animals and Birds

Here is a useful list of collective nouns for animals, birds, and insects which surely will help you to improve your vocabulary in English.  

 

Collective Nouns for Animals

 

Collective Nouns for Animals 

List of Collective Nouns for Animals / Group Names for Animals

Sl.No. Name of the Animal Collective Noun / Group Name for Animals
01 Antelopes a cluster/a herd/a tribe of antelopes
02 Apes a shrewdness/a troop of apes
03 Asses a drove/a coffle/a herd of asses
04 Badgers a colony of badgers
05 Bats a cloud/a colony of bats
06 Bears a sloth of bears
07 (Polar) Bears an aurora/a pack of polar bears
08 Bisons a herd/a gang of bisons
09 Blackfish a grind of blackfish
10 Bucks a herd/a leash of bucks
11 Buffalos a gang/an obstinacy of buffalos
12 Bullocks a drove of bullocks
13 Butterfly Fish a school of butterfly fish
14 Camels a flock/a caravan/a herd/a train of camels
15 Caribous a herd of caribous
16 Cats a cluster/a clutter of cats
17 Cattle a herd/a drift/a drove/a mob of cattle
18 Chamois a herd of chamois
19 Cheetahs a coalition of cheetahs
20 Chinchillas a colony of chinchillas
21 Cobras A quiver of cobras
22 Cod a school of cod
23 Colts a rake/a rack/a rag of colts
24 Conies a bury/a game of conies
25 Coyotes a pack/a band of coyotes
26 Crocodiles a congregation/a float/a nest of crocodiles
27 Cubs a litter of cubs
28 Curs a cowardice of curs
29 Deers A herd/abevy of deers
30 Dinosaurs A pack/a herd of dinosaurs
31 Dogfish a troop of dogfish
32 Dogs a pack/a kennel of dogs
33 Dolphins a flock/a school/a team of dolphins
34 Donkeys a herd/a drove of donkeys
35 Dragons a wing of dragons
36 Eels a swarm of eels
37 Elands a herd of elands
38 Elephants a herd/a parade of elephants
39 Elks a gang/a herd of elks
40 Ferrets a business/a cast of ferrets
41 Fish a cluster of porcupine fish
42 Fish a shoal/a draught/a haul/a school of fish
43 Flying Fish a glide of flying fish
44 Frogs a colony/an army of frogs
45 Foxes an earth/a lead/a leash/a troop of foxes
46 Geldings a brace of geldings
47 Gerbils a horde of gerbils
48 Giraffes a journey/a group/a herd/a tower of giraffes
49 Goats a flock/a herd/a tribe of goats
50 Goldfish a glint of goldfish
51 Gorillas a band/a whoop of gorillas
52 Greyhounds a leash of greyhounds
53 Hamsters a horde of hamsters
54 Hares a drove/a flick/a herd/a kindle/a leash/a trace/a trip of hares
55 Hedgehogs an array/a prickle of hedgehogs
56 Herrings a glean/an army/a shoal of herrings
57 Hinds a parcel of hinds
58 Hippopotamuses a bloat of hippopotamuses
59 Hogs a drift/a drove/a parcel of hogs
60 Horses a herd/a string/a team/a drove of horses
61 Hounds a pack/a cry/a kennel/a leash/a meet of hounds
62 Hyenas a clan of hyenas
63 Ibexes a herd of ibexes
64 Iguanas a mess of iguanas
65 Jackrabbits a husk of jackrabbits
66 Kangaroos a mob/a troop of kangaroos
67 Kittens a kindle/a litter of kittens
68 Lambs a fall of lambs
69 Leopards a leap of leopards
70 Leverets a kindle of leverets
71 Lions a pride/a flock/a troop of lions
72 Llamas a herd of llamas
73 Mackerel a shoal of mackerel
74 Mares a stud of mares
75 Martens a richness of martens
76 Mice a mischief/a horde/a nest/a trip of mice
77 Minnows a shoal/a steam/a swarm of minnows
78 Moles a labor/a company of moles
79 Mongooses a band/a pack of mongooses
80 Monkeys a troop/a mission/a tribe/a cartload of monkeys
81 Moose a herd of moose
82 Mules a barren/a pack/a span of mules
83 Oxen a team/a herd/a yoke of oxen
84 Perch a pack of perch
85 Piglets a farrow/a litter of piglets
86 Pigs a drift/a flock/a herd of pigs
87 Ponies a string/a herd of ponies
88 Porcupines a prickle of porcupines
89 Pups a litter of pups
90 Guinea Pigs a group of guinea pigs
91 Rabbits a colony/a bury/a flick/a kindle/a leash/a nest/a trace of rabbits
92 Raccoons a nursery/a gaze of raccoons
93 Rainbow Fish a party of rainbow fish
94 Rats a colony/a horde/a mischief/a swarm of rats
95 Racehorses a field/a string of racehorses
96 Rhinoceroses a crash/a herd of rhinoceroses
97 Salmon a bind/a leap/a school/a shoal of salmon
98 Sardine a family of sardines
99 Seahorses a herd of seahorses
100 Seals a colony/a herd/a rookery/a spring of seals
101 Shads a shoal of shads
102 Sharks a shiver/a school/a shoal of sharks
103 Sheep a dove/a flock/a herd of sheep
104 Shrimp a troupe of shrimp
105 Snakes a pit/a knot/a ped/a nest/a den of snakes
106 Squid a squad of squid
107 Squirrels a dray/a colony of squirrels
108 Swine a drove/a herd of swine
109 Swordfish a flotilla of swordfish
110 Tame Swine a drift/a trip of tame swine
111 Tigers an ambush/a streak of tigers
112 Toads a knob/ a nest of toads
113 Tuna a float of tuna
114 Turtles a turn/a bale of turtles
115 Unicorns a blessing of unicorns
116 Vipers a generation of vipers
117 Walruses a huddle/an ugly of walruses
118 Weasels a sneak/a gang/a pack of weasels
119 Whales a grind of bottle-nosed whales
120 Whales a school/a float/a herd/a mob/a shoal of whales
121 Wild Pigs a sounder of wild pigs
122 Wild Swine a sounder of wild swine
123 Wildcats destruction of wildcats
124 Wildebeests a herd of wildebeests
125 Wolves a pack/a herd/a rout of wolves
126 Yaks a herd of yaks
127 Zebras a herd/a zeal of zebras

 

Collective Nouns for Animals and Birds

Collective Nouns for Birds

Collective Nouns for Birds and Insects

List of Collective Nouns for Birds / Group Names for Birds

Sl.No. Name of the Bird Collective Noun / Group Name
01 Birds a flight/a flock of birds
02 Buzzards a wake of buzzards
03 Bitterns a sedge/a siege of bitterns
04 Bobolinks a chain of bobolinks
05 Bustards a flock of bustards
06 Buzzards a wake of buzzards
07 Caterpillars an army of caterpillars
08 Chickens a brood/a clutch/a peep of chickens
09 Cormorants a flight/a gulp of cormorants
10 Cranes a sedge/a herd/a sedge/a siege of cranes
11 Crows a murder/a hover/a muster/a parcel of crows
12 Dotterel a tip of dotterel
13 Doves a dole/a flight/a pitying/a prettying of doves
14 Ducks a flush of ducks
15 Dunlins a fling of dunlins
16 Eagles a convocation/an aerie of eagles
17 Falcons a cast of falcons
18 Finches a charm/a trembling/a trimming of finches
19 Flamingos a stand of flamingos
20 Geese a gaggle/a flock/a plump/a team/a wedge of geese
21 Goshawks a flight of goshawks
22 Grouse a covey/a brace/a brood/a flight/a pack of grouse
23 Guillemots a bazaar of guillemots
24 Gulls a colony of gulls
25 Hawks a mews/an aerie/a cast/a kettle/a mew/a screw/a stream of hawks
26 Hens a brood of hens
27 Herons a sedge/a flight/a hedge/a rookery/a siege of herons
28 Hummingbirds a charm/a chattering/a drum/a troubling of hummingbirds
29 Ibises a colony of ibises
30 Jays a band/a party/a scold of jays
31 Lapwings a desert/a deceit of lapwings
32 Larks an exaltation/an ascension/a bevy/a flight of larks
33 Linnets a parcel of linnets
34 Magpies a congregation/a charm/a flock/a gulp/a murder/a tiding/a tittering/a tribe of magpies
35 Mallards a flush/a puddling of mallards
36 Moorhens a plump of moorhens
37 Nightingales a watch/a match/a pray of nightingales
38 Ostriches a pride/a flock of ostriches
39 Owls a parliament/a stare of owls
40 Parrots a company/a flock/a pandemonium/a prattle of parrots
41 Partridges a covey/a bevy/a clutch/a warren of partridges
42 Peacocks a muster/an ostentation/a pride of peacocks
43 Pelicans a pod/a scoop of pelicans
44 Penguins a colony/a parcel/a rookery of penguins
45 Peregrines a cadge of peregrines
46 Pheasants a bouquet/a head/a warren of pheasants
47 Pigeons a flight/a flock/a kit/a passel of pigeons
48 Plovers a congregation/a flight/a wing of plovers
49 Poultry a run of poultry
50 Quails a bevy/a covey/a drift of quails
51 Ravens an unkindness/an aerie/a conspiracy of ravens
52 Redwings a crowd of redwings
53 Rooks a parliament/a building/a congregation/a shoal/a wing of rooks
54 Ruffs a hill of ruffs
55 Sandpipers a fling of sandpipers
56 Seafowls a cloud of seafowls
57 Seagulls a squabble of seagulls
58 Snipes a walk/a wisp of snipes
59 Sparrows a host/a quarrel/a tribe/a ubiquity of sparrows
60 Starlings a chattering/a cloud/a congregation/a clutter of starlings
61 Storks a mustering/a flight/a phalanx of storks
62 Swallows a flight/a gulp of swallows
63 Swans a herd/a bank/a bevy/a game/a squadron/a team of swans
64 Swifts a flock of swifts
65 Thrushes a mutation of thrushes
66 Turkeys a flock of turkeys
67 Turkeys a rafter of turkeys
68 Turtle Doves a pitying of turtle doves
69 Vultures a colony/a committee/a wake of vultures
70 Waterfowls a plump/a bunch/a knob/a raft of waterfowls
71 Wildfowls a trip/a bunch/a knob/a lute/a skein of wildfowls
72 Woodcocks a fall/a covey/a flight/a plump of woodcocks
73 Woodpeckers a descent of woodpeckers
74 Wrens a herd/a flock of wrens

 

Collective Nouns for Animals and Birds

Collective Noun/Group Name for Insects and Arachnids

Sl.No. Name of the Insect Collective Noun for Insects
01 Ants a colony/an army/a swarm of ants
02 Bacteria a culture of bacteria
03 Bees a swarm/a bike/a cluster/a drift/a hive/a stand/a grist of bees
04 Butterflies a flight/a rabble/a swarm of butterflies
05 Caterpillars an army of caterpillars
06 Cockroaches an intrusion of cockroaches
07 Flies a swarm/a cloud/a business/a grist/a hatch of flies
08 Grasshoppers a cloud/a cluster/a swarm of grasshoppers
09 Insects a flight/a horde/a plague/a swarm of insects
10 Lice a flock/a colony/an infestation of lice
11 Locusts a plague/a cloud/a swarm of locusts
12 Mosquitoes a swarm of mosquitoes
13 Oysters a bed of oysters
14 Spiders a cluster of spiders
15 Termites a colony/a swarm of termites
16 Wasps a colony/a nest of wasps
17 Wild Bees a bike of wild bees
18 Worms a clew of worms
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