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What are groups of African animals called? – Part Three

What is a group of zebras called?

Most people usually know that a group of lions is called a PRIDE, that a family of elephants form a HERD, or that ants can be found in a COLONY!

However, do you know how a group of giraffes is called? Or even a group of hippos?

How about a group of rhinos?

Not as easy, huh?! 🙂

Shall we find out? 😉

What do you call a group of…

 

* Birds

Birds (in general)

A flock, flight, or parcel of birds.

OR

A pod of birds (small flock).

Buzzards

A wake of buzzards.

Cormorants

A gulp or flight of cormorants.

Cranes

A herd, seige or sedge of cranes.

Crows

A murder of crows.

OR

A hover, muster, or parcel of crows.

OR

A horde of crows.

OR

A parliament of crows.

Doves

A flight, dule, dole, piteousness or plague of doves.

A pitying (of turtle doves).

Ducks

A raft, paddling or bunch of ducks (on water).

OR

A team, brace, bed, flight or flock of wild ducks (in flight).

OR

A badling or flush of ducks.

Eagles

An aerie of eagles.

OR

A congregation of eagles.

OR

A convocation of eagles.

Flamingos

A stand of flamingos.

OR

A flamboyance of flamingos.

Geese

A gaggle or flock of geese.

OR

A plump of geese (on water).

OR

A skein, team or wedge of geese (in the air).

Guinea Fowl

A confusion of guinea fowl.

OR

A rasp of guinea fowl.

Herons

A scattering, seige or sedge of herons.

Ostriches

A flock of ostriches.

Owls

A parliament of owls.

OR

A stare or wisdom of owls.

OR

A study of owls.

Parrots

A pandemonium or company of parrots.

Pelicans

A squadron of pelicans.

OR

A pod or scoop of pelicans.

Penguins

A rookery or colony of penguins.

Pigeons

A flock or flight of pigeons.

OR

A kit of pigeons (flying together).

Sparrows

A host of sparrows.

Starlings

A murmuration of starlings.

OR

A filth of starlings.

OR

A chattering of starlings.

OR

An affliction of starlings.

Storks

A mustering of storks.

Swallows

A flight of swallows.

Swans

A bevy, game, herd, team, or wedge (flying in a “V” formation) of swans.

Vultures

A committee or venue of vultures.

Check out more animal group names in part four.

Have other interesting groups of animal names to share? Feel free to do so in the comments section… 😉

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