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COLLECTIVE NOUNS
OF ANIMALS
Collective Name Animal
herd of antelope
army of ants
colony of ants
swarm of ants
shrewdness of apes
flange of baboons
con...
flock of camels
army of caterpillars
clowder of cats
clutter of cats
glaring of cats
pounce of cats
dout of cats (house ca...
storytelling of crows
murder of crows
herd of deer
leash of deer
parcel of deer
bevy of deer (roe deer)
kennel of dogs
pac...
business of ferrets
cast of ferrets
fesnying of ferrets
charm of finches
catch of fish
haul of fish
run of fish
school of ...
covey of grouse pack of grouse
colony of gulls
group of guinea pigs
horde of hamsters
drove of hares
down of hares
husk of...
siege of herons
shoal of herrings
crash of hippopotami
herd of hippopotami
bloat of hippopotami
drift of hogs
parcel of ho...
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  1. 1. COLLECTIVE NOUNS OF ANIMALS
  2. 2. Collective Name Animal herd of antelope army of ants colony of ants swarm of ants shrewdness of apes flange of baboons congress of baboons tribe of baboons culture of bacteria cete of badgers colony of badgers sleuth of bears sloth of bears pack of bears (polar bears) colony of beavers lodge of beavers flight of bees grist of bees hive of bees swarm of bees congregation of birds dissimulation of birds flight of birds flock of birds volery of birds sedge of bitterns siege of bitterns herd of boar singular of boar sounder of boar chain of bobolinks brace of bucks clash of bucks herd of buffalo rabble of butterflies swarm of butterflies wake of buzzards
  3. 3. flock of camels army of caterpillars clowder of cats clutter of cats glaring of cats pounce of cats dout of cats (house cats) nuisance of cats (house cats) kendle of cats (kittens) kindle of cats (kittens) litter of cats (kittens) destruction of cats (wild cats) drove of cattle herd of cattle kine of cattle team of cattle yoke of cattle (two) herd of chamois brood of chickens flock of chickens peep of chickens brood of chicks chattering of chicks clutch of chicks cartload of chimpanzees herd of chinchillas bed of clams quiver of cobras rag of colts rake of colts bury of conies cover of coots flight of cormorants band of coyotes sedge of cranes siege of cranes congregation of crocodiles float of crocodiles
  4. 4. storytelling of crows murder of crows herd of deer leash of deer parcel of deer bevy of deer (roe deer) kennel of dogs pack of dogs litter of dogs (puppies) pod of dolphins drove of donkeys herd of donkeys pace of donkeys trip of dotterel bevy of doves cote of doves dole of doves dule of doves flight of doves piteousness of doves flight of dragons weyr of dragons wing of dragons brace of ducks flock of ducks flush of ducks paddling of ducks raft of ducks team of ducks aerie of eagles convocation of eagles swarm of eels herd of elephants memory of elephants parade of elephants gang of elk herd of elk mob of emus
  5. 5. business of ferrets cast of ferrets fesnying of ferrets charm of finches catch of fish haul of fish run of fish school of fish shoal of fish swarm of flies lead of foxes leash of foxes skulk of foxes army of frogs colony of frogs knot of frogs flock of geese gaggle of geese skein of geese (in flight) wedge of geese (flying in a 'V') horde of gerbils corps of giraffes herd of giraffes tower of giraffes cloud of gnats horde of gnats swarm of gnats herd of gnus implausibility of gnus drove of goats herd of goats tribe of goats trip of goats charm of goldfinches glint of goldfish band of gorillas skein of goslings leash of greyhounds
  6. 6. covey of grouse pack of grouse colony of gulls group of guinea pigs horde of hamsters drove of hares down of hares husk of hares leash of hares trace of hares trip of hares warren of hares aerie of hawks cast of hawks kettle of hawks array of hedgehogs prickle of hedgehogs brood of hens hedge of herons sedge of herons
  7. 7. siege of herons shoal of herrings crash of hippopotami herd of hippopotami bloat of hippopotami drift of hogs parcel of hogs passel of hogs nest of hornets harras of horses herd of horses stable of horses team of horses troop of horses

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