List of Animal Group Names (Collective Nouns)

What are groups of various kinds of animals called? There are a lot of answers, sometimes for the same animal! I’ve tracked down the animals on this list for my need to know and am sharing in case anybody out there also wants to know. There are some good lists out there but I needed this formatted this way for my needs. I hope it is useful, or at least interesting, to you as well. 🙂

Animal Group Name
Albatross Rookery
Alligators Congregation
Apes Shrewdness, Troop
Antelope Herd
Ants Colony, Army, Swarm, Nest
Asses Pace, Herd, Drove
Auks Colony, Flock, Raft
Baboons Troop, Flange
Bacteria Culture
Badgers Cete, Colony, Set, Company
Barracudas Battery
Bats Colony, Cloud
Bass Shoal
Bears Sloth, Sleuth, Litter, cubs
Beavers Colony, Family
Bees Grist, Hive, Swarm, Nest
Birds Brood or Clutch (chicks), Flight (flying), Flock or Dissimulation (ground)
Birds II Volary or Brace or Plump or Knob (game), Wreck (sea)
Bison Herd
Bitterns Sedge, Seige
Bloodhounds Sute
Bobolinks Chain
Buffalo Herd, Troop, Gang, Obstinancy
Bullfinches Bellowing
Bullocks Drove
Butterflies Flight, Flutter, Many more
Buzzards Wake
Camels Caravan, Train, Flock
Capons Mews
Caribou Herd
Caterpillars Army
Cats Clowder, Clutter, Pounce, Dout, Nuisance, Glorying, Glare
Cats II Kindle or Litter or Intrigue (kittens), Destruction (wild)
Cattle Drove, Herd, Team
Cheetahs Coalition
Chickens Brood or Peep (general), Clutch, Chattering (chicks)
Chinchilla Colony
Choughs Clattering
Clams Bed
Cobras Quiver
Cockroaches Intrusion
Cod Lap
Coots Cover, Raft
Cormorants Gulp
Cows Kine
Coyotes Band
Crabs Cast
Cranes Sedge, Seige
Crocodiles Bask, Float
Crows Murder, Horde, Parcel, Storytelling
Curlews Herd
Deers Herd or Leash or Gang (general)
Deers II Brace or Clash (buck), Bevy (roe)
Dogs Kennel (general), Pack (wild), Litter (puppies)
Dogs II Cowardice (curs), Cry or Mute or Pack (hounds)
Dolphins Pod
Donkeys Drove, Pace, Herd
Dotterel Trip
Doves Dule, Bevy, Cote, Dole, Paddling
Ducks Brace or badling (ground), Flock (flying)
Ducks II Raft or Team or Paddling (water)
Dunlins Fling
Eagles Convocation, Aerie
Eels Swarm, Bed, Fry
Elephants Herd, Memory
Elk Gang, Herd
Emus Mob
Falcons Cast
Ferrets Business, Cast, Fesnying
Finches Charm
Fish Draft or Nest or Shoal or School (general)
Fish II Catch or Drought or Haul (caught)
Flamingoes Stand, Flamboyance
Flies Business, Swarm, Cloud
Frogs Army, Colony, Knot
Fox Leash, Skulk, Earth, Lead, Troop
Geese Flock (general), Skein (flying)
Geese II Gaggle or Herd or Corps (ground)
Giraffes Tower
Gnats Cloud, Horde, Swarm
Gnus Implausibility
Goats Tribe, Trip, Drove, Herd, Flock
Goldfinches Charm
Goldfish Glint, Troubling
Gorillas Band, Troop
Goshawks Flight
Grasshoppers Cloud
Greyhounds Leash
Grouse Pack, Covey
Guillemots Bazaar
Gulls Colony, Screech
Guinea Fowl Confusion
Hawks Cast (general), Kettle (flying), Boil (spiraling)
Hedgehogs Array
Herons Sedge, Siege, Hedge
Herring Army, Shoal
Hippopotamuses Bloat
Hornets Nest, Bike
Horses I Team or Harras or Stable or Troop or Stud (one owner)
Horses II Rag or Rake (colts), String (ponies), Herd (wild)
Hummingbirds Charm
Hyenas Cackle, Clan
Impalas Herd
Insects Horde, Nest, Swarm, Rabble, Plague
Jays Party, Scold, Band
Jellyfish Smack, Brood
Kangaroos Troop, Mob, Herd
Lapwings Deceit
Larks Exaltation, Ascension
Leopards Leap
Lice Flock
Lions Pride, Sault, Troop
Lizards Lounge
Locusts Plague
Magpies Tiding, Gulp, Murder, Charm
Mallards Brace (general), Sord (flying)
Martens Richness
Mice Mischief
Midges Bite
Minnows Shoal, Steam, Swarm
Moles Labor, Company, Movement
Monkeys Troop, Barrel, Carload, Cartload, Tribe
Moose Herd
Mosquitoes Scourge
Mudhens Fleet
Mules Pack, Span, Barren, Rake
Nightingales Watch
Otters Romp, Bevy, Family, Raft
Owls Parliament, Stare
Oxen Team, Yoke, Drove
Oysters Bed
Parrots Company, Pandemonium
Partridge Covey, Bew
Peacocks Muster, Ostentation, Pride
Pekingese Pomp
Pelicans Pod
Penguins Colony or Rookery or Huddle (general), Crèche (nursery)
Pheasants Nest or Nye (general), Nide (brood), Bouquet (taking off)
Pigeons Flight, Flock, Kit
Pigs I Drift or Drove (general), Sounder (swine)
Pigs II Singular or Sounder (boars), Litter or Farrow (piglets)
Pigs III Team or Passel or Drift or Parcel (hogs)
Pilchards Shoal
Plovers Congregation (general), Wing (flying)
Polecats Chine
Porcupines Prickle
Porpoises Herd, Pod, School, Crowd, Shoal
Prairie Dogs Coterie
Ptarmigans Covey
Quail Bevy, Covey
Rabbits Colony or Warren or Bury or Trace or Trip (general), Litter or Nest (young)
Rabbits II Herd (domestic), Down or Husk (hares), Husk (jackrabbit)
Raccoons Gaze
Rats Colony, Pack, Plague, Swarm
Rattlesnakes Rhumba
Ravens Unkindness, Storytelling
Reindeer Herd
Rhinoceroses Crash, Stubbornness
Roebucks Bevy
Rooks Building, Clamor, Parliament
Ruffs Hill
Salamandars Congress
Salmon Run
Sandpipers Fling
Sardines Family
Scorpions Bed, Nest
Seabirds Wreck
Seals Pod, Bob, Harem, Herd, Rookery
Sharks Shiver, School, Shoal
Sheep Drove, Flock, Down, Hurtle, Fold, Pack, Trip
Sheldrakes Doading
Skylarks Exultation
Squirrels Dray, Scurry
Snails Escargatoire, Rout, Walk
Snakes Den, Nest, Pit, Bed, Knot
Snipe Walk, Wisp
Sparrows Host
Spiders Cluster, Clutter
Springbok Herd
Squirrels Dray, Scurry
Starlings Murmuration, Chattering
Stingrays Fever
Stoats Pack, Trip
Storks Mustering, Muster
Swallows Flight, Gulp
Swans Bevy or Bank or Herd (general), Wedge or Flight (flying)
Swifts Flock
Teal Spring
Termites Colony, Nest, Swarm, Brood
Thrush Mutation
Tigers Streak, Ambush
Toads Knot, Knab, Nest
Trout Hover
Turkeys Rafter, Gang, Posse
Turtles Bale, Nest, Turn, Dole
Turtle Doves Pitying, Dule
Vipers Generation, Nest
Vultures Venue (general), Kettle (circling)
Walruses Herd, Pod
Wasps Nest, Swarm
Waterfowl Knob, Plump
Weasles Gang, Colony, Pack
Whales Pod, Gam, Herd, School, Mod
Widgeons Company
Wildfowl Plump
Wolves Pack (general), Route or Rout (moving)
Wombats Wisdom
Woodcocks Fall
Woodpeckers Descent
Worms Bed, Clew, Bunch, Clat
Wrens Herd
Zebras Zeal, Crossing, Dazzle, Cohorts, Herd
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