Jul 162013
ANIMAL            GROUP (Collective Names) 

Antelope:        A herd of antelope
Ant:             A colony or An army of ants
Ape:             A shrewdness of apes
Baboons:         A troop of baboons
Bacteria:        A culture of bacteria
Badger:          A cete of badgers
Bass:            A shoal of bass
Bear:            A sleuth or sloth of bears
Beaver:          A colony of beavers
Bee:             A swarm, grist or hive of bees
Bird:            A flock, flight, congregation or volery of birds
Boar:            A sounder of boars
Buffalo:         A herd of buffalo
Buck:            A brace or clash of bucks
Caterpillar:     An army of caterpillars
Cat:             A clowder or clutter of cats
Cattle:          A herd or drove of cattle
Chicken:         A brood or peep of chickens
Chicks:          A clutch or chattering of chicks
Clam:            A bed of clams
Cobra:           A quiver of cobras
Cockroach:       An intrusion of cockroaches
Colt:            A rag of colts
Cow:             A kine of cows (twelve cows are A flink)
Coyote:          A band of coyote
Crane:           A sedge or siege of cranes
Crocodile:       A float of crocodiles
Crow:            A murder of crows
Cub:             A litter of cubs
Curlew:          A herd of curlews
Cur:             A cowardice of curs
Deer:            A herd of deer
Dog:             A pack of dogs
Donkey:          A herd or pace of asses
Dove:            A dule of doves
Duck:            A brace, paddling or team of ducks
Elephant:        A herd of elephants
Seal:            A pod of elephant seals
Elk:             A gang of elks
Emus:            A mob of emus
Ferret:          A business or flensing of ferrets
Finches:         A charm of finches
Fish:            A school, shoal, run, haul, catch of fish
Fly:             A swarm or business of flies
Fox:             A skulk or leash of foxes
Frog:            An army or colony of frogs
Geese:           A flock, gaggle or skein (in flight) of geese
Giraffe:         A tower of giraffes/giraffe
Gnat:            A cloud or horde of gnats
Goat:            A herd, tribe or trip goats
Goldfince:       A charm of goldfinches
Gorilla:         A band of gorillas
Goldfish:        A troubling of goldfish/goldfishes
Greyhound:       A leash of greyhounds
Hare:            A down or husk of hares
Hawk:            A cast or kettle of hawks
Hen:             A brood of hens
Heron:           A hedge of herons
Hippopotamus:    A bloat of hippopotamuses /hippopotami
Hog:             A drift, or parcel of hogs
Horse:           A team, pair or harras of horses
Hound:           A pack, mute or cry of hounds
Jellyfish:       A smack of jellyfish
Kangaroo:        A troop or mob of kangaroos
Kitten:          A kindle or litter of kittens
Lark:            An ascension or exaultation of larks
Leopard:         A leap (leep) of leopards
Lion:            A pride of lions
Locust:          A plague of locusts
Magpie:          A tiding of magpies
Mallard:         A sord of mallards
Mare:            A stud of mares
Marten:          A richness of martens
Mole:            A labour of moles
Monkey:          A troop of monkeys
Moose:           A herd of moose
Mouse:           A mischief of mice
Mule:            A barren or span of mules
Owls:            A parliament of owls
Otter:           A romp of otters
Oxen:            A yoke, drove, team or herd of oxen
Oyster:          A bed of oysters
Parrot:          A company of parrots
Partridge:       A covey of partridges
Peacock:         A muster, pride or ostentation of peacocks
Peep:            A litter of peeps
Penguin:         A colony,parcel or huddle of penguins
Pheasant:        A nest, nide (nye) or bouquet of pheasants
Pigeon:          A flock or flight of pigeons
Pig:             A litter of pigs
Plover:          A wing or congregation of plovers
Pony:            A string of ponies
Porpoise:        A pod of porpoises
Quail:           A covey or bevy of quail
Rabbit:          A nest of rabbits
Rat:             A pack or swarm of rats
Rattlesnake:     A rhumba of rattlesnakes
Raven:           An unkindness of ravens
Rhino:           A crash or herd of rhinos
Roebuck:         A bevy of roebucks
Rook:            A building or clamour of rooks
Seal:            A herd or pod of seals
Sheep:           A drove or flock of sheep
Snake:           A nest of snakes
Snipe:           A walk or wisp of snipe
Sparrow:         A host of sparrows
Squirrel:        A dray or scurry of squirrels
Starling:        A murmuration of starlings
Stork:           A mustering of storks
Swallow:         A flight of swallows
Swan:            A bevy, herd, lamentation or wedge of swans
Swift:           A flock of swifts
Swine:           A sounder or drift of swine
Teal:            A spring of teal
Tiger:           A swift or ambush of tigers
Toad:            A knot of toads
Trout:           A hover of trout
Turkey:          A rafter of turkeys
Turtledove:      A pitying or dule of turtledoves
Turtle:          A bale of turtles
Walrus:          A pod of walrus
Whale:           A school, gam or pod of whales
Viper:           A nest of vipers
Wolf:            A pack or route of wolves
Woodcock:        A fall of woodcocks
Woodpecker:      A descent of woodpeckers
Zebra:           A herd,zeal or dazzle of zebras

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