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How many names are there for groups of birds?

 
Buttermint Breadifly
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How many names are there for groups of birds?
I knew about the murder/congress of crows/ravens, and the convocation of eagles...

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"We’re all familiar with some of the basic collective nouns for birds, such as a murder of crows or a gaggle of geese, but what about a charm of finches or a parliament of owls?

So we’ve assembled a list of collective nouns for various types of birds. While the first term is typically the most common, the others are equally acceptable."
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Re: How many names are there for groups of birds?
Here's another good one:

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"Names for Groups of Birds
Several collective nouns can apply to all bird species, such as flock, colony, fleet, parcel, and dissimulation. Other not-so-common flock names that can be used for any type of bird include cloud, mass, collection, or just plain group or throng. In fact, any generic name for a large group, whether it is people, animals, or birds, could be applied to a flock. Birders, however, know there are unique and distinctive names for specific bird flocks."

"Special Flock Names
When a flock consists of just one type of bird or closely related species of birds, specialized terms are often used to describe the group. The most colorful and creative flock names include:

Birds of Prey (hawks, falcons): Cast, cauldron, kettle
Bobolinks: Chain
Buzzards: Wake
Cardinals: College, conclave, radiance, Vatican
Catbirds: Mewing
Chickadees: Banditry
Chickens: Peep"
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And a group of Northern Flickers is called a Peterson!
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Re: How many names are there for groups of birds?
You’re a bird..
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Re: How many names are there for groups of birds?
You’re a bird..
 Quoting: Opie Juan Jabroni


Something like that :wiz:
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Re: How many names are there for groups of birds?
A shitload...


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A shitload...


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Colony, huddle, creche, waddle, rookery (on land), raft (at sea)

PENGUINS
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afro I got a thread deleted :D :) :D

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Owls....make a parliament.
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What is your zodiac sign op?
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Murmuration of starlings
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What is your zodiac sign op?
 Quoting: scottsilver


libra

and yours?
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Re: How many names are there for groups of birds?
Trip out, I found this one in the second link:

Phalaropes: Swirl, twirl, whirl, whirligig

and I didn't know what they were so I checked the wiki:

"When feeding, a phalarope will often swim in a small, rapid circle, forming a small whirlpool. This behavior is thought to aid feeding by raising food from the bottom of shallow water. The bird will reach into the center of the vortex with its bill, plucking small insects or crustaceans caught up therein."

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