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Birds

NounCollective Noun
(most usual first)
BirdsVolery
BitternsSedge, Siege
BudgerigarsChatter
BustardsFlock
CapercailliesTok
ChickensBrood, Peep
ChoughsChattering, Clattering
CootsCover, Raft
CormorantsFlight
CranesSedge, Siege
CrowsMurder, Hover
CurlewsHead
DotterelsTrip (mentioned by Bill Oddie on Nature Watch)
DovesFlight, Dole, Dule, Pitying, Prettying
DucksFlush, Team
(diving) dopping
(in flight) team, plump
(on water) Paddling
(brood) Flush
(pair) Brace
DunlinFling
EaglesConvocation,Jubilee
FalconsCast
FinchesCharm, Trimming, Trembling
Geese(at rest) Gaggle, Flock, Nide
(in flight) Skein
GoldfinchesGlister, Charm, Chattering, Drum, Troubling
GoshawksFlight
GrouseCovey
(single family) Brood
(large group) Pack
GuillemotsBazaar
GullsColony, Pack
HawksCast, Leash, Kettle
HensBrood
HeronsSedge, Siege
HummingbirdsShimmer, Charm
JackdawsTrain (confirmed by RSPB librarian)
JaysBand, Party
LapwingsDesert, Deceit
LarksExaltation, Bevy, Ascension
MagpiesTittering, Tiding
MallardsSord
(on land) Flush, Sute
(on water) Puddling
MerlinsLeash
NightingalesWatch, Match
OwlsParliament, Stare
ParrotsFlock, Company
PartridgesCovey, Bew
PeacocksMuster, Ostentation, Pride
PenguinsRaft (in water), Waddle (on dry land)
PheasantsNye, Bouquet
PigeonsFlight, Flock
PloversCongregation, Leash, Wing
PoultryRun
PuffinsRaft
QuailBevy, Covey
RavensUnkindness, Conspiracy
RooksParliament, Building, Clamour
RuffsHill
Sea FowlCloud
SeagullsSquabble
SheldrakesDopping, Doading
Snipe(at rest) Walk
(in flight) Wisp
SparrowsHost, Quarrel, Tribe
StarlingsMurmuration
StorksMustering
SwallowsFlight
SwansHerd, Bank, Bevy, Game, Squadron, Wedge, Whiteness, Drift
SwiftsFlock
TealSpring, Coil, Knob, Raft
TernsDread
ThrushesMutation
TurkeysFlock, Dole, Dule, Raffle, Raft, Rafter
TurtledovesPitying
VulturesWake
WaterfowlPlump
WidgeonCompany, Bunch, Coil, Knob
WildfowlTrip
WoodcockFall, Covey, Plump
WoodpeckersDescent
WrensHerd
Total: 73 

Database updated on 10th Apr 2016 at 2:00pm


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