Vocabulary

Complete List of Animal Group Names in English

Having a good vocabulary power is one of the important aspects of being fluent in speaking. If you have a good vocabulary power you will be confident meanwhile speaking. And besides knowing many difficult vocabularies in English you might not be familiar with the list of Complete List of Animal Group Names given below.

Complete List of Animal Group Names in English

I have gathered a complete list of animal group names and their collective nouns. You have to keep a talking dictionary in hand because learning accurate pronunciation is essential. And Remember some animal groups can have more than one collective noun – that you may or may not have heard of. Whenever animals gather in groups, they are formally called:

Animal Group Names (Collective Nouns) Animal

Group Name

Albatross

Rookery

Antelopes

Herd, cluster, herd

Ants

Nest, army, colony, state, swarm, bike

Apes

Shrewdness, troop

Asses

Pace, drove, herd, coffle

Auks

Colony, flock, raft

Baboons

Troop, flange

Badgers

Cete, colony, set, company

Bats

Colony, cloud

Bears

Sloth, sleuth, slought

Beavers

Family, lodge, colony

Bees

Swarm, cluster, nest, hive, erst, bike, cast, college, drift, game, fry, peck, rabble, stand, range, butt, spindle, grist

Birds

Battery, cast, congregation, covert, covey, drift, flight, fleet, flock, flush, nest, aviary

Bison

Herd

Bitterns

Flock, sedge, siege

Bloodhounds

Sute

Boars

Sounder, singular, herd

Buffaloes

Troop, herd, gang, obstinacy

Bullfinches

Bellowing

Bullocks

Drove

Butterflies

Rabble, flight

Camels

Flock, train, caravan, herd

Caribou

Herd

Caterpillars

Army, nest

Cats

Clowder, clutter, cluster, colony, glorying, kindle, litter, dout, parliament, seraglio, glaring, destruction (wild cats)

Cattle

Drove, herd, bow, bunch, draft, drift, flote, head, diary

Chicken

Brood, clutch, hatching, nest, parcel, peep, battery, flock

Chinchilla

Colony

Clams

Bed

Cockroaches

Intrusion

Cod

Lap

Colts

Rake, rage

Cormorants

Colony, flight

Cows

Dairy, drove, pack, team

Crabs

Cast

Cranes

Flock, herd, sedge, siege, sege

Crocodiles

Bask, nest

Crows

Murder, parcel, hover

Deer

Herd, leash, bevy, game, quarry, bunch, mob

Dogs

Gang, legion, kennel, pack, stud

Dolphins

Team, school

Doves

Duet, dule, dole, flight, troop, pitying (of turtle doves)

Ducks

Bunch, brood, knob, raft, skein, string, mob, paddling, plump, sord, sore, team, waddling

Eagles

Aerie, brood, convocation, cargo

Eels

Swarm, bed, bind, draft, fry, wisp

Elephants

Herd, flock, parade

Elks

Gang, herd

Ferrets

Business

Finches

Chirm, charm

Fish

School, shoal, haul, draught, run, catch, cran, flote, flutter, cast, throw, warp

Flies

Business, hatch, grist, swarm, community, fare, rabble, cloud

Flamingoes

Stand

Foxes

Cloud, skulk, brace, leash, troop, earth

Frogs

Army, colony, froggery

Geese

Gaggle, clutch, flock, line, skein, nide, wedge

Giraffes

Herd, corps, troop, tower

Gnats

Swarm, cloud, horde, plague, rabble

Goats

Flock, trip, herd, tribe

Goldfish

Troubling

Gorillas

Band

Grasshoppers

Cloud

Hares

Down, flick, huske, kindle, tripp, drove, warren, dun

Hawks

Aerie, brood, cast, leash, mews, staff

Hedgehogs

Nest, array

Hens

Battery, brood, parcel, roost, mews, concatenation

Hippopotami

Bloat, school, pod, herd

Hornets

Nest, bike, swarm

Horses

Haras, stud, herd, string, field, set, team, stable, mews, mob, parcel, rag, slate

Insects

Horde, nest, swarm, rabble, plague

Jackrabbits

Husk

Jellyfish

Smuck, fluther, smack, stuck, smuth, brood

Kangaroos

Troop, mob, herd

Larks

Bevy, exaltation, flight, wisp

Leopards

Leap

Lice

Flock

Lions

Pride, troop, flock, sawt, souse

Locusts

Swarm, cloud, plague

Magpies

Tiding, tittering

Mallard

Flush, lute, puddling, sord, sute

Mice

Nest, colony, harvest

Midges

Bite

Minnows

Shoal, steam, or swarm

Moles

Company, labour, citadel (of mole burrows)

Monkeys

Troop, cartload, tribe

Moose

Herd

Mosquitoes

Scourge

Mules

Barren, span, mulada, rake

Nightingales

Watch, flock, route

Otters

Bevy, lodge, family

Owls

Parliament, stare

Oxen

Team, yoke, drove, or herd

Oysters

Bed, cast, clam, hive, set

Parrots

Company, flock, pandemonium

Peacocks

Pride, muster, ostentation

Pekingese

Pomp

Penguins

Parcel, rookery

Pigeons

Flight, flock, loft

Pigs

Drove, fare, litter, flock, hoggery, sounder, nest of trotters

Porpoises

School, crowd, herd, shoal, gam, pod, turmoil

Quail

Bevy, covey, jug

Rabbits

Bevy, bury (of conies), flick, kindle, nest, game, warren, colony

Racoons

Nursery

Ravens

Unkindness

Reindeer

Herd

Rhinoceros

Crash, stubbornness, herd

Rooks

Building, clamour, congregation, council, pack, shoal, wing

Salmon

Run, bind

Sardines

Family

Scorpions

Bed, nest

Seals

Pod, herd, trip, rookery, flock, plump, harem

Sharks

School or shoal

Sheep

Flock, hirsel, drove trip, drift, fold, hurtle, parcel, mob, down, pack

Snails

Escargatoire, rout, walk

Snakes

Bed, knot, den, pit

Spiders

Cluster, clutter

Squirrels

Drey, colony

Starlings

Cloud, chattering, murmuration, clattering

Stoats

Pack, trip

Storks

Flight, mustering, phalanx

Swallows

Flight, gulp, rush

Swans

Flock, bevy, bank, eyrar, drift, game, herd, sownder, team, wedge

Swine

Sounder, drift, herd, trip, drone, singular (of boars)

Tigers

Ambush

Toads

Knot, nest, knob

Trout

Hover, leash, troup

Turkeys

Duet, crop, posse, rafter, gang

Turtles

Bale, dole, turn, dule

Vipers

nest

Vultures

Carpets, cast, drove, flock, herd

Walruses

Pod, herd, huddle

Wasps

Nest, knot, knab, bike, swarm

Weasels

Pack

Whales

School, gam, mob, pod, herd, plump, run, flote, shoal

Wildfowl

Lute, plump, scry, skein, sord, trip

Wolves

Rout, route, pack, head, horde

Woodpeckers

Descent

Worms

Bed, clew, bunch, clat

Zebras

Herd, zeal, cohorts

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