Animal World


What names are used for groups of birds?

A group of birds in general is called a congregation, flight, flock, volery, or volley. Below is a list specific to types of birds.

Bird Group Name
Bitterns Siege or sedge
Budgerigars Chatter
Chickens Flock, run, brood, or clutch
Coots Fleet or pod
Cormorants Flight
Bird Group Name
Cranes Herd or siege
Crows Murder, clan, or hover
Curlews Herd
Doves Flight, flock, or dole
Ducks Paddling, bed, brace, flock, flight, or raft
Eagles Convocation
Geese Gaggle or plump (on water), flock (on land), skein (in flight), or covert
Goldfinches Charm, chattering, chirp, or drum
Grouses Pack or brood
Gulls Colony
Hawks Cast
Hens Brood or flock
Herons Siege, sege, scattering, or sedge
Jays Band
Larks Exaltation, flight, or ascension
Magpies Tiding or tittering
Mallards Flush, sord, or sute
Nightingales Watch
Partridges Covey
Peacocks Muster, ostentation, or pride
Penguins Colony
Pheasants Nye, brood, or nide
Pigeons Flock or flight
Plovers Stand, congregation, flock, or flight
Quails Covey or bevy
Sparrows Host
Starlings Chattering or murmuration
Storks Mustering
Swallows Flight
Swans Herd, team, bank, wedge, or bevy
Teals Spring
Turkeys Rafter
Turtle doves Dule
Woodpeckers Descent
Wrens Herd


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