Welcome, guest!
Welcome to our community! Pets Keepers Guide is a forum to discuss ALL pets. You are viewing the forum as a guest. Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us! Membership benefits include: Get your questions answered by other pet owners. Join the interesting discussions, help others, show off your pets and knowledge, and get yourself known in the community. Be able to participate in community events including contests.

Post Reply 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Bird's Plurality: Describing Groups of Birds
02-26-2013, 12:31 PM
Post: #1
4sweed Offline


Posts: 221
Joined: 02-06-2013
Reputation: 0
Smile Bird's Plurality: Describing Groups of Birds
I discovered this list of a way to describe birds in groups, something we normally don't know unless your a bird watcher, or someone who follows bird patterns and studies birds. Some of these I had heard before, most of them being the game birds, but one would think there must be a group name for a bunch of parrots. lol

There goes:
A siege of herons or bitterns

A plump of wildfowl

A gaggle of geese

A skein of geese (flying)

A badelyng of ducks

A sord (or sute) of mallards

A spring of teal

A company of widgeon

A cast of hawks

A bevy of quail

A covey of partridges

A muster of peacocks

A covert of coots

A congregation of plovers

A desert of lapwings

A wish (or walk) of snipe

A bazaar of murres (guillemots)

A flight of doves or swallows

A murmuration of starlings

A exhaltation of larks

A watch of nightingales

A building of rooks

Now it's your turn, do you know the plurality of the birds you own? If so please share it here.

Be A Friend To All Animals, The Tame and The Wild.
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
02-26-2013, 11:15 PM
Post: #2
jenb128 Offline


Posts: 111
Joined: 06-09-2012
Reputation: 0
RE: Bird's Plurality: Describing Groups of Birds
I have a cockatiel, but I've never been able to find any special name for a group of them. However, I have heard a "company of parrots." A couple more to add to the list:

A group of turkey vultures is usually called a "venue." If they are circling around in the air, they are a "kettle" (because the circling is reminiscent of bubbles in a kettle of boiling water). Sometimes, a group of vultures is also called a "wake", which I suppose it quite fitting, or a "committee."

A group of owls is called a "parliament" or a "wisdom."
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
09-02-2013, 03:28 PM
Post: #3
A0130 Offline
New Member


Posts: 23
Joined: 09-01-2013
Reputation: 0
RE: Bird's Plurality: Describing Groups of Birds
Wow, I never knew any of that. The extent of my knowledge was "flock", haha. Do you know if there are any special named for groups of parrotlets or lovebirds? I think that would be a real treat.

I wonder where all these words came from. Who decided to call a bunch of nightingales a "watch"? How long have these been in use? Why don't people use them more often, I think they'd make a great addition to our vocabulary?
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Bird Seed DancingLady 3 109 03-19-2015 11:44 PM
Last Post: DancingLady
  Do you bath your pet birds? Thor 12 1,050 02-23-2015 10:31 AM
Last Post: franpj2
  Homemade bird toys? A0130 7 1,579 02-23-2015 10:14 AM
Last Post: franpj2
  Do pet birds get avian flu like chickens do ? Happyflowerlady 1 215 01-09-2015 02:00 AM
Last Post: DancingLady
  other birds in aviary with Lovebirds homewood hill 1 193 01-01-2015 10:37 PM
Last Post: Ram
  What bird would you want? laurasav 36 2,813 12-29-2014 07:07 PM
Last Post: Miranda Boldari
  Anyone put up bird feeders/food yet? Ofnir 4 499 10-11-2014 02:37 AM
Last Post: Happyflowerlady
  Why did you choose the bird you chose? A0130 5 666 08-04-2014 02:22 PM
Last Post: reagolden
  Playing bird noises on Youtube? A0130 1 618 06-06-2014 11:12 AM
Last Post: Happyflowerlady
  Full list of talking birds? Ram 7 6,361 04-27-2014 08:09 AM
Last Post: Happyflowerlady
  Have you tried to hand feed your pet birds? Thor 1 1,281 01-05-2014 02:26 PM
Last Post: Ram
  How to tell when your bird is bored? A0130 3 629 10-07-2013 10:13 PM
Last Post: Thor
  Show off your bird(s) here! Thor 6 1,594 10-07-2013 09:40 PM
Last Post: Thor
  Is round cage bad for birds? Round cage or rectangular cage? Ram 7 3,309 09-30-2013 10:06 PM
Last Post: TheBrit
  Do you cage your birds? Eudora13 5 830 09-14-2013 11:47 PM
Last Post: Eudora13

Forum Jump:

User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Powered By MyBB.
Contact Us | Pets Keepers Guide | Return to Top | Return to Content | Lite (Archive) Mode | RSS Syndication| Rules & Privacy | Advertise Here