List of 70+ Collective Nouns for Animals and Birds

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Do you know what collective nouns are? They are words that describe groups of anything together, and they can be very useful when writing about animals and birds. Collective nouns help us to avoid repetition, and they also make the writing more interesting and less mundane. In this article, we’ll introduce you to some common collective nouns for animals and birds, to make your vocabulary more diverse!

These collective nouns are the names given to groups of animals and birds. Some commons among them are Cloud, Colony, Drove, Flock Herd, Litter, Nest Pack, Cast, and Clan.

List of collective nouns for animals and birds

  • an army of ants
  • a bevy of quail
  • a brood of chickens
  • a cloud of flies
  • a cloud of insects
  • a cloud of locusts
  • a colony of gulls
  • a drove of cattle
  • a drove of horses
  • a flock of birds
  • a flight of swallows
  • a gaggle of geese
  • a herd of buffaloes
  • a herd of deer
  • a herd of elephants
  • a hive of bees
  • a wisp of snipe
  • a watch of nightingales
  • a waddle of penguins
  • a ubiquity of sparrows
  • a turn of turtles
  • a host of sparrows
  • a kindle of kittens
  • a litter of cubs
  • a litter of piglets
  • a litter of puppies
  • a muster of peacocks
  • a nest of mice
  • a nest of rabbits
  • a pack of hounds
  • a pack of wolves
  • a pride of lions
  • a school of herrings
  • a gam of whales
  • a shoal of fish
  • a team of oxen
  • a train of camels
  • a turmoil of porpoises
  • a tribe of goats
  • a trace of hares
  • a tiding of magpies
  • a team of ducks
  • a troop of monkeys
  • a gang of elks
  • a company of parrots
  • a cast of vultures
  • a cast of falcons
  • a cast of hawks
  • a cluster of spiders
  • a congress of baboons
  • a conspiracy of ravens
  • a convocation of eagles
  • a corps of giraffes
  • a court of kangaroos
  • a covey of partridges
  • a clamor of rooks
  • a clan of hyenas
  • a whiteness of swans
  • a stud of mares
  • a string of ponies
  • a streak of tigers
  • a stare of owls
  • a sounder of boars
  • a spring of seals
  • a sord of mallards
  • a smack of jellyfish
  • a slither of snakes
  • a skulk of foxes
  • a siege of herons
  • a shoal of herring
  • a shiver of sharks
  • a screech of gulls
  • a scourge of mosquitoes
  • a scold of jays
  • a run of salmon
  • a rout of wolves
  • a rout of snails
  • a rake of mules
  • a rake of colts
  • a rainbow of butterflies
  • a rafter of turkeys
  • a rabble of rats
  • a prettying of doves
  • a plump of waterfowl
  • a parcel of hogs
  • a nye of pheasants
  • a murmuration of starlings
  • a gaze of raccoons

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list of colective nouns for animals and birds

See also
Collective Nouns for Groups of People’s
Collective Nouns Used for Things and Objects

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  1. ameya

    nicei love it

    1. MrTeacher

      Thanks Priyanka, I am glad you like it!