Useful Collective Nouns for Animals in English

A collective noun is a noun which describes a group of things or people. It means collective noun is a single noun that is made up of more than one thing or person or etc. In this lesson, you will learn a list of common collective nouns for animals in English.

Collective Nouns for Animals

Learn collective nouns for animals in English.

  • an army of ants
  • a bevy of quail
  • a broad of chickens
  • a catch of fish
  • a cloud of insects
  • a colony of gulls
  • a drove of horses
  • a flight of birds
  • a flock of sheep
  • a gaggle of geese
  • a haul of fish
  • a herd of cattle
  • a hive of bees
  • a host of sparrows
  • a kindle of kittens
  • a litter of cubs
  • a menagerie of wild animals
  • a murder of crows
  • a nest of mice
  • a pack of wolves
  • a plague of locusts
  • a pride of lions
  • a school of whales
  • a shoal of fish
  • a skein of wild geese in flight
  • a string of horses
  • a stud of horses
  • a swarm of bees
  • a team of oxen
  • a train of camels
  • a tribe of goats
  • a troop of lions
  • a zoo of wild animals
  • a plague of locusts
  • a pride of lions
  • a shoal of fish
  • zeal of zebras
  • hover of trout
  • raffle/rafter of turkeys
  • bale/turn of turtles
  • herd/pledge of wasps
  • bunch/knob of waterfowl
  • troop of baboons
  • a skein of wild geese in flight
  • a string of horses
  • a stud of horses
  • a swarm of bees
  • cete/colony of badgers
  • sloth of bears
  • cluster/swarm/erst of bees
  • flock/flight/pod of birds
  • chatter of budgerigars
  • a train of camels
  • a tribe of goats
  • a troop of lions
  • a zoo of wild animals
  • brood/clutch/peep of chickens
  • chattering of choughs
  • rag/rake of colts
  • covert of coots
  • a school of whales
  • herd of cranes
  • bask of crocodiles
  • clan/hover/murder of crows
  • litter of cubs
  • a string of horses
  • a stud of horses
  • a swarm of bees
  • a team of oxen
  • herd of curlew
  • herd/mob of deer
  • herd/gang/obstinacy of buffalo
  • bellowing of bullfinches
  • drove of bullocks
  • caravan/flock of camels
  • flight/dole/prettying of doves
  • paddling of ducks
  • safe of ducks (on land)
  • fling of dunlins
  • convocation of eagles
  • charm of finches
  • shoal/run of fish
  • a plague of locusts
  • a pride of lions
  • a school of whales
  • a shoal of fish
  • a skein of wild geese in flight
  • flurry/regiment of flamingoes
  • business/cloud/scraw/swarm of flies
  • earth/lead/skulk of foxes
  • a gaggle of geese (on land)
  • skein/team/wedge of geese (in flight)
  • corps/herd/troop of giraffes
  • cloud of gnats
  • flock/herd/trip of goats
  • charm/chirp/drum of Goldfinch
  • troubling of goldfish
  • band of gorillas
  • cloud of grasshoppers
  • brace/leash/pack of greyhounds
  • brood/pack/covey of grouse
  • an army of ants
  • a bevy of quail
  • a broad of chickens
  • a catch of fish
  • a cloud of insects
  • down/lie/trip/mute/husk of hares
  • cast of hawks
  • array of hedgehogs
  • scattering/sedge/siege of herons
  • army/gleam/shoal of herring
  • bloat/pod of hippos
  • drove/string/stud/team of horses
  • pack/cry/kennel of hounds
  • congregation/stand/wing of plovers
  • rush/flight of pochards
  • pod/school/herd/turmoil of porpoises
  • covey of ptarmigan
  • a sounder of wild boar
  • destruction of wild cats
  • a team of wild ducks (in flight)
  • bunch/plump/knob of wildfowl
  • litter of pups
  • colony/school/herd/pod/gam of whales
  • company/trip of wigeon
  • pack/rout of wolves
  • covey/fall/flight/plump of woodcock
  • descent of woodpeckers
  • herd of wrens
  • shrewdness of apes
  • army/column/state/swarm of ants
  • herd/pace of asses
  • crowd of ibis
  • flight/swarm of insects
  • brood/fluther/smuck of jellyfish
  • herd/mob/troop of kangaroos
  • kindle/litter of kittens
  • deceit/desert of lapwings
  • bevy/exaltation of larks
  • leap/lepe of leopards
  • pride/sawt/troop of lions
  • tiding/tittering of magpies
  • sord/suit of mallard
  • stud of mares
  • richesse of martens
  • nest of mice
  • company/labour/mumble of moles
  • troop of monkeys
  • cartload/pack/span/barren of mules
  • puddling/watch of nightingales
  • flock of ostrich
  • bevy/family of otters
  • parliament/stare of owls
  • yoke of oxen
  • pandemonium of parrots
  • covey of partridges
  • muster of peacocks
  • swarm of eels
  • herd/parade of elephants
  • herd/gang of elk
  • cast of falcons
  • muster/rookery of penguins
  • kit of pigeons
  • farrow of piglets

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