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Namibia


Collective Nouns for Animals

what do you call a group of hippos?

  1. shrewdness of apes
  2. army/column/state/swarm of ants
  3. herd/pace of asses
  4. troop of baboons
  5. cete/colony of badgers
  6. sloth of bears
  7. cluster/swarm/drift/hive/erst of bees
  8. flock/flight/pod of birds
  9. chatter of budgerigars
  10. herd/gang/obstinancy of buffalo
  11. bellowing of bullfinches
  12. drove of bullocks
  13. caravan/flock of camels
  14. army of caterpillars
  15. chowder/clowder/cluster/glaring of cats
  16. herd/drove of cattle
  17. brood/clutch/peep of chickens
  18. chattering of choughs
  19. rag/rake of colts
  20. covert of coots
  21. herd of cranes
  22. bask of crocodiles
  23. clan/hover/murder of crows
  24. litter of cubs
  25. herd of curlew
  26. herd/mob of deer
  27. cowardice/pack/kennel of dogs
  28. pod/school of dolphins
  29. trip of dotterel
  30. flight/dole/piteousness/prettying of doves
  31. paddling of ducks (on water)
  32. safe of ducks (on land)
  33. fling of dunlins
  34. convocation of eagles
  35. swarm of eels
  36. herd/parade of elephants
  37. herd/gang of elk
  38. cast of falcons
  39. busyness/cast/fesynes of ferrets
  40. charm of finches
  41. shoal/run of fish
  42. flurry/regiment/skein of flamingoes
  43. business/cloud/scraw/swarm of flies
  44. earth/lead/skulk of foxes
  45. gaggle of geese (on land)
  46. skein/team/wedge of geese (in flight)
  47. corps/herd/troop/kalaedescope of giraffes
  48. cloud of gnats
  49. flock/herd/trip of goats
  50. charm/chattering/chirp/drum of goldfinch
  51. troubling of goldfish
  52. band of gorillas
  53. cloud of grasshoppers
  54. brace/leash/pack of greyhounds
  55. brood/pack/covey of grouse
  56. down/drove/husk/lie/trip/mute/husk of hares
  57. cast of hawks
  58. array of hedgehogs
  59. scattering/sedge/siege of herons
  60. army/gleam/shoal of herring
  61. bloat/pod of hippopotami
  62. drove/string/stud/team of horses
  63. pack/cry/kennel of hounds
  64. crowd of ibis
  65. flight/swarm of insects
  66. brood/fluther/smuck of jellyfish
  67. herd/mob/troop of kangaroos
  68. kindle/litter of kittens
  69. deceit/desert of lapwings
  70. bevy/exaltation of larks
  71. leap/lepe of leopards
  72. flock/pride/sawt/souse/troop of lions
  73. tiding/tittering of magpies
  74. sord/suit of mallard
  75. stud of mares
  76. richesse of martens
  77. nest of mice
  78. company/labour/movement/mumble of moles
  79. troop of monkeys
  80. cartload/pack/span/barren of mules
  81. match/puddling/watch of nightingales
  82. flock of ostrich
  83. bevy/family of otters
  84. parliament/stare of owls
  85. yoke of oxen
  86. pandemonium of parrots
  87. covey of partridges
  88. muster of peacocks
  89. muster/parcel/rookery of penguins
  90. brook/bevy/head/ostentation/pride/nye of pheasants
  91. kit of pigeons (in flight)
  92. farrow of piglets
  93. litter/herd of pigs
  94. congregation/flight/stand/wing of plovers
  95. rush/flight of pochards
  96. pod/school/herd/turmoil of porpoises
  97. covey of ptarmigan
  98. litter of pups
  99. bevy/covey/drift of quail
  100. bury/colony/nest/warren of rabbits
  101. nursery of raccoons
  102. string of racehorses
  103. colony of rats
  104. unkindness of ravens
  105. crash of rhinoceros
  106. bevy of roe deer
  107. parliament/building/clamour/rookery of rooks
  108. hill of ruffs
  109. family of sardines
  110. pod/harem/herd/rookery of seals
  111. flock/herd/trip/mob of sheep
  112. dopping of sheldrake
  113. den/pit/nest of snakes
  114. walk/wisp/whisper/wish of snipe
  115. host/surration/quarrel of sparrows
  116. cluster/clutter of spiders
  117. drey of squirrels
  118. chattering/crowd/murmation of starlings
  119. flight of swallows
  120. bank/bevy/game/herd/squadron, teeme/wedge/whiteness of swans (on land)
  121. drift/herd/sounder of swine
  122. spring of teal
  123. mutation of thrush
  124. ambush of tigers
  125. knab/knot of toads
  126. hover of trout
  127. dule/raffle/rafter of turkeys
  128. bale/turn of turtles
  129. herd/nest/pledge of wasps
  130. bunch/knob of waterfowl
  131. colony/school/herd/pod/gam of whales
  132. company/trip of wigeon
  133. sounder of wild boar
  134. dout/destruction of wild cats
  135. team of wild ducks (in flight)
  136. bunch/trip/plump/knob of wildfowl
  137. pack/rout of wolves
  138. covey/fall/flight/plump of woodcock
  139. descent of woodpeckers
  140. herd of wrens
  141. zeal of zebras