90+ Interesting Names for Groups of Animals | Animal Group Names

Groups of Animals! In this lesson, we learn some interesting names for Groups of Animals in English.

Names for Groups of Animals

Whether it is a group of mammals, birds or even insects, there is a unique collective noun to identify the specific group, although some of these names are rarely used.

Here is a list of collective names for groups of animals you should know…

  • Mallards: a sord, a brace
  • Magpies: a tiding, a gulp, a murder or a charm
  • Nightingales: a watch
  • Owls: a parliament
  • Parrots: a pandemonium, a company
  • Crabs: a consortium
  • Herring: an army
  • Sharks: a shiver
  • Trout: a hover
  • Bees: a grist, a hive, a swarm
  • Caterpillars: an army
  • Clams: a bed
  • Cockroaches: an intrusion
  • Flies: a business
  • Grasshoppers: a cloud
  • Lions: a pride
  • Martens: a richness
  • Moles: a labor
  • Monkeys: a troop, a barrel
  • Mules: a pack, a span or a barren
  • Jellyfish: a bloom, a fluther, a smack
  • Lobsters: a risk
  • Oysters: a bed
  • Snails: a hood
  • Squid: an audience
  • Apes: a shrewdness
  • Badgers: a cete
  • Otters: a romp
  • Rhinoceroses: a crash
  • Squirrels: a dray,  scurry
  • Tigers: an ambush, a streak
  • Bats: a cauldron
  • Bears: a sloth, a sleuth
  • Bitterns: a sedge
  • Buzzards: a wake
  • Bobolinks: a chain
  • Coots: a cover
  • Cormorants: a gulp
  • Buffalo: a gang, an obstinacy
  • Cats: a clowder, a pounce, a glaring
  • Dogs: a litter, a pack
  • Donkeys: a pace
  • Elephants: a parade
  • Elk: a gang
  • Ferrets: a business
  • Fox: a leash, a skulk, an earth
  • Giraffes: a tower
  • Goats: a tribe, a trip
  • Gorillas: a band
  • Hippopotamuses: a bloat, a thunder
  • Hyenas: a cackle
  • Jaguars: a shadow
  • Kangaroos: a troop, a mob
  • Lemurs: a conspiracy
  • Leopards: a leap
  • Whales: a pod, a school, or a gam
  • Crows: a murder, a horde
  • Dotterel: a trip
  • Ducks: a brace, a team, a flock (in flight)
  • Eagles: a convocation
  • Finches: a charm
  • Flamingos: a stand
  • Geese: a flock
  • Grouse: a pack
  • Hawks: a cast
  • Herons: a sedge, a siege
  • Jays: a party, a  scold
  • Lapwings: a deceit
  • Larks: an exaltation
  • Partridge: a covey
  • Peafowl: an ostentation, a muster
  • Penguins: a colony, a muster, a parcel, a rookery
  • Plovers: a congregation, a wing (in flight)
  • Ptarmigans: a covey
  • Rooks: a building
  • Quail: a bevy, a covey
  • Ravens: an unkindness
  • Snipe: a walk, a wisp
  • Sparrows: a host
  • Starlings: a murmuration
  • Storks: a mustering
  • Swans: a bevy
  • Teal: a spring
  • Turkeys: a rafter, a gang
  • Woodcocks: a fall
  • Woodpeckers: a descent
  • Cobras: a quiver
  • Crocodiles: a bask
  • Frogs: an army
  • Toads: a knot
  • Turtles: a bale, a nest
  • Salamanders: a maelstrom
  • Snakes: a nest

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Names for Groups of Animals

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Collective Names for Groups of Animals

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Demetrius
Demetrius
2 years ago

Wonderful papers, if its possible, sendo us more and more

Buttergirl
Buttergirl
7 months ago

a noun is a person place or thing 😉

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