250+ Useful Collective Nouns For Animals in English

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List of Collective Nouns for Animals

Collective Nouns for Birds

  • A band/A party/A scold of jays
  • A bazaar of guillemots
  • A bellowing of bullfinches
  • A bevy/A covey/A drift of quails
  • A brood/A clutch/A peep of chickens
  • A brood of hens
  • A cadge of peregrines
  • A cast of falcons
  • A chain of bobolinks
  • A charm/A chirm/A trembling/A trimming of finches
  • A charm/A chattering/A drum/A troubling of goldfinches
  • A charm/A chattering/A drum/A troubling of hummingbirds
  • A cloud of seafowls
  • A colony/A flock/A raft of auks
  • A colony of avocets
  • A colony of gulls
  • A colony of ibises
  • A colony/A parcel/A rookery of penguins
  • A colony/A committee/A wake of vultures
  • A company/A flock/A pandemonium/A psittacosis of parrots
  • A company/A bunch/A coil/A flight/A knob/A trip of widgeons
  • A congregation/A charm/A flock/A gulp/A murder/A tiding/A tittering/A tribe of magpies
  • A congregation/A band/A flight/A leash/A stand/A wing of plovers
  • A convocation/An aerie of eagles
  • A covert/A commotion/A cover/A fleet/A flock/A pod/A rasp/A swarm of coots
  • A covey/A brace/A brood/A flight/A pack of grouse
  • A covey/A bevy/A clutch/A warren of partridges
  • A covey of ptarmigans
  • A crowd of redwings
  • A descent of woodpeckers
  • A desert/A deceit of lapwings
  • A dole/A flight/A piteousness/A pitying/A prettying of doves
  • A fall/A covey/A flight/A plump of woodcocks
  • A flight of birds
  • A flight/A gulp of cormorants
  • A flight of goshawks
  • A flight/A flock/A kit/A passel of pigeons
  • A flight/A gulp of swallows
  • A fling of dunlins
  • A fling of sandpipers
  • A flock of birds
  • A flock of bustards
  • A flock of swifts
  • A flock of turkeys
  • A flush of ducks
  • A gaggle/A flock/A plump/A skein/A team/A wedge of geese
  • A head/A herd of curlews
  • A herd/A bank/A bevy/A drift/A game/A herd/A lamentation/A squadron/A team/A wedge/A whiteness/A whiting of swans
  • A herd/A flock of wrens
  • A hill of ruffs
  • A host/A quarrel/A tribe/A ubiquity of sparrows
  • A knob of pintails
  • A mews/An aerie/A cast/A kettle/A mew/A screw/A stream of hawks
  • A murder/A hover/A muster/A parcel of crows
  • A chattering/A cloud/A congregation/A clutter of starlings
  • A muse of capons
  • A muster/An ostentation/A pride of peacocks
  • A mustering/A flight/A phalanx of storks
  • A mutation of thrushes
  • A bouquet/A head/A warren of pheasants
  • A parcel of linnets
  • A parliament/A stare of owls
  • A parliament/A building/A congregation/A shoal/A wing of rooks
  • A pitying of turtledoves
  • A plump of moorhens
  • A plump/A bunch/A knob/A raft of waterfowls
  • A pod/A scoop of pelicans
  • A prattle of parrots
  • A pride/A flock of ostriches
  • A rafter of turkeys
  • A run of poultry
  • A sedge/A siege of bitterns
  • A sedge/A herd/A sedge/A siege of cranes
  • A sedge/A flight/A hedge/A rookery/A siege of herons
  • A flush/A puddling of mallards
  • A spring/A bunch/A coil/A knob/A raft of teals
  • A squabble of seagulls
  • A stand of flamingos
  • A trip of dotterels
  • A trip/A bunch/A knob/A lute/A skein of wildfowls
  • A wake of buzzards
  • A walk/A wisp of snipes
  • A watch/A match/A pray of nightingales
  • An army of caterpillars
  • An exaltation/An ascension/A bevy/A flight of larks
  • An ostentation of peacocks
  • An unkindness/An aerie/A conspiracy of ravens

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Collective Nouns for Mammals

  • An array/A prickle of hedgehogs
  • A band/A whoop of gorillas
  • A band/A pack of mongooses
  • A barren/A pack/A rake/A span of mules
  • A blessing of unicorns
  • A bloat/A crash/A herd/A pod/A school/A thunder of hippopotami
  • A brace of geldings
  • A bury/A game of conies
  • A business/A cast of ferrets
  • A colony of badgers
  • A chine of polecats
  • A clan of hyenas
  • A cloud/A colony of bats
  • A glaring/A cluster/A clutter of cats
  • A cluster/A herd/A tribe of antelopes
  • A coalition of cheetahs
  • A cohort/A herd/A zeal of zebras
  • A colony/A family/A lodge of beavers
  • A colony of chinchillas
  • A colony/A bury/A drove/A flick/A kindle/A leash/A nest/A trace/A warren/A wrack of rabbits
  • A colony/A horde/A mischief/A swarm of rats
  • A colony/A harem/A herd/A pod/A rookery/A spring of seals
  • A colony of voles
  • A congress/A flange/A troop of baboons
  • A coterie/A town of prairie dogs
  • A couple of impalas
  • A cowardice of curs
  • A crash/A herd/A stubbornness of rhinoceroses
  • A destruction of (wild) cats
  • A destruction of wildcats
  • A drift/A trip of (tame) swine
  • A dray/A colony of squirrels
  • A drift/A drove/A parcel of hogs
  • A drove of bullocks
  • A drove/A down/A flick/A herd/A husk/A kindle/A leash/A trace/A trip of hares
  • A drove/A drift/A flock/A herd of pigs
  • A drove/A herd of swine
  • A fall of lambs
  • A family/A bevy/A raft/A romp of otters
  • A farrow/A litter of piglets
  • A field/A string of racehorses
  • A flock/A caravan/A herd/A train of camels
  • A flock/A down/A drift/A drove/A fold/A herd/A mob/A parcel/A trip of
  • A gang/A herb/An obstinacy of buffalos
  • A gang/A herd of elks
  • A grind of bottle-nosed whales
  • A group of guinea pigs
  • A herd/A gang of bisons
  • A herd/A leash of bucks
  • A herd of caribous
  • A herd/A drift/A drove/A mob of cattle
  • A herd of chamois
  • A herd/A drove of donkeys
  • A herd of elands
  • A herd/A parade of elephants
  • A herd/An implausibility of gnus
  • A herd of hartebeests
  • A herd of harts
  • A herd of ibexes
  • A herd of llamas
  • A herd of moose
  • A herd of wildebeests
  • A herd of yaks
  • A horde of gerbils
  • A horde of hamsters
  • A huddle/A herd/An ugly of walruses
  • A husk of jackrabbits
  • A journey/A group/A herd/A tower of giraffes
  • A kindle/A litter of kittens
  • A kindle of leverets
  • A labor/A company/A movement of moles
  • A leap of leopards
  • A leash of greyhounds
  • A litter of cubs
  • A litter of pups
  • A mischief/A horde/A nest/A trip of mice
  • A mob/A troop of kangaroos
  • A mob of wombats
  • A nursery/A gaze of raccoons
  • A pace/A drove/A coffle/A herd of asses
  • A pack/A band/A rout of coyotes
  • A pack/A kennel of dogs
  • A pack/A cry/A hunt/A kennel/A leash/A meet/A mute/A  stable of hounds
  • A pack/A trip of stoats
  • A pack/A herd/A rout of wolves
  • A parcel of hinds
  • A pod/A flock/A school/A team of dolphins
  • A prickle of porcupines
  • A pride/A flock/A sault/A troop of lions
  • A rake/A rack/A rag of colts
  • A richness of martens
  • A school/A herd/A pod of porpoises
  • A school/A float/A gam/A herd/A mob/A pod/A run/A shoal of whales
  • A shrewdness/A troop of apes
  • A skulk/An earth/A lead/A leash/A troop of foxes
  • A sloth of bears
  • A sneak/A gang/A pack of weasels
  • A sounder of (wild) boars
  • A sounder of (wild) pigs
  • A sounder of (wild) swine
  • A stable/A herd/A string/A stud/A team/A drove of horses
  • A string/A herd of ponies
  • A stud of mares
  • A surfeit of skunks
  • A team/A drove/A herd/A span/A yoke of oxen
  • A trip/A flock/A herd/A trip/A tribe of goats
  • A troop/A mission/A tribe/A cartload/A wilderness of monkeys
  • An ambush/A streak of tigers
  • An aurora/A pack of polar bears

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Collective Nouns for Sea Animals

  • A battery of barracudas
  • A bind/A leap/A school/A shoal/A run/A draught of salmon
  • A cluster of porcupine fish
  • A company of angelfish
  • A company of archer fish
  • A family of sardines
  • A fleet/A shoal of bass
  • A float of tuna
  • A flotilla of swordfish
  • A glean/An army/A shoal of herrings
  • A glide of flying fish
  • A glint/A troubling of goldfish
  • A grind of blackfish
  • A herd of seahorses
  • A pack of perch
  • A party of rainbow fish
  • A quantity of smelts
  • A school of butterfly fish
  • A school of cod
  • A shiver/A school/A shoal of sharks
  • A shoal/A catch/A draught/A fray/A haul/A run/A school of fish
  • A shoal of mackerel
  • A shoal/A steam/A stream/A swarm of minnows
  • A shoal/A school of pilchards
  • A shoal of roach
  • A shoal of shads
  • A shoal/A spread of sticklebacks
  • A squad of squid
  • A swarm of dragonet fish
  • A swarm of eels
  • A troop of dogfish
  • A troupe of shrimp

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Collective Nouns for Amphibians, Reptiles, Invertebrates, Insects

Collective Nouns for Amphibians and Reptiles

  • A quiver of cobras
  • A bask/A congregation/A float/A nest of crocodiles
  • A herd/A pack of dinosaurs (pack)
  • A flight/A wing of dragons
  • An army/A colony/A knot of frogs
  • A mess of iguanas
  • A den/A bed/A knot/A nest/A pit of snakes
  • A knot/A nest/A knob of toads
  • A bale/A turn of turtles
  • A nest/A generation of vipers

Collective Nouns for Invertebrates

  • A culture of bacteria
  • A stuck/A smack of jellyfish
  • A clew of worms

Collective Nouns for Insects and Arachnids

  • A colony/An army/A bike/A swarm of ants
  • A swarm/A bike/A cast/A cluster/A drift/A game/A hive/A stand/A rabble/A grist of bees
  • A bike of (wild) bees
  • A flight/A rabble/A swarm of butterflies
  • An army of caterpillars
  • An intrusion of cockroaches
  • A swarm/A cloud/A business/A grist/A hatch of flies
  • A cloud/A horde/A rabble/A swarm of gnats
  • A cloud/A cluster/A swarm of grasshoppers
  • A bike/A nest/A swarm of hornets
  • A flight/A horde/A plague/A rabble/A swarm of insects
  • A flock/A colony/An infestation of lice
  • A plague/A cloud/A swarm of locusts
  • A scourge/A swarm of mosquitoes
  • A clutter/A cluster of spiders
  • A colony/A swarm of termites
  • A colony/A bike/A nest of wasps

Collective Nouns for Mollusks

  • A bed of clams
  • A bed of cockles
  • A bed of mussels
  • A bed/A hive of oysters
  • A rout/A walk of snails

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8 responses on "250+ Useful Collective Nouns For Animals in English"

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  2. Елена ПетерсSeptember 24, 2018 at 8:11 pmReply

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  3. I have never seen such a comprehensive list in my life. Your list can be used as a mini-pocket dictionary for ESL and EFL learners of all levels. Native speakers of English will certainly benefit from this amazing work of yours, too. I really appreciate your hard work.

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