A chatter of budgerigars. ascension of larks . muster of storks . A Flight of cormorants . mustering of storks flight of swallows . A company of widgeon . Collective Nouns for Birds I thought the class might be interested in some of these names for groups of birds: Sorted by Noun. A herd of cranes. A muster of peacocks. The list gives the word for the bird on the left, and its collective noun on the right. A flight of doves. A brood of hens. A colony of gulls . ... host of sparrows . This lesson provides a list of collective nouns for birds in English. -- Bruce M. Bowman my list of collective bird nouns, refused by Wild Bird News. (Lots of luck.) The same is used for many insects which move in a mass such as a swarm of flies, a swarm of bees, a swarm of mosquitoes, etc. The best-known source of many English words used for collective groupings of animals is The Book of Saint Albans, an essay on hunting published in 1486 and attributed to Juliana Berners. band of jays . A sedge of herons . A skein of flamingos. The collective noun for fleas is a swarm. A cast of hawks. murmuration of starlings . Sparrows, a crew of Sparrows, a flight of Sparrow, a flutter of Sparrows, a host of Sparrows, a meinie of Sparrows, a quarrel of Sparrows, a tribe of Sparrows, an ubiquity of Sparrows (American tree), a grove of Sparrows (chipping), a tournament of ... collective nouns: hall of fame: You'll have to sort them out yourself. A flock of parrots. Some of these are real collective names, some are made up. a … A flight of swallows . Most terms used here may be found in common dictionaries and general information web sites. For many animals, particularly domesticated ones, there are specific names for males, females, young, and groups.. A peep of chickens. Sorted by Bird Type. A dule of turkeys. aerie of hawks . ... Sparrows: Host, quarrel, knot, flutter, crew; (My thanks to Macklin Smith of Ann Arbor, Michigan, for calling the Bird Nouns contest to my attention.) A crowd of ibis A host of sparrows . aerie of eagles .
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