Collective Terms for Animals



This section is a pretty comprehensive list of
Collective Terms for Animals. Many will be familiar but others will be unheard of, deriving from 15th century witticisms or literary imagination, and some are simply archaic or erroneous. There are also some terms for pairs of animals and groups of three animals.


The list has been arranged alphabetically.


Here is the list of Collective Terms for Groups of Animals beginning with
P.


animal group or collective term notes
parrots company
flock
pandemonium possibly fanciful
psittacosis
partridges bew
bevy
clutch
covey
warren
peacocks muster
ostentation fanciful
pride
penguins colony
parcel
rookery a breeding place, and hence the birds gathered there
perch pack
pheasants bouquet
head
nye
warren
pigeons flight
flock
kit (in flight)
pigs drove when driven in a group
flock
herd
litter (of young) standard
pilchards school
shoal
pintail knob small quantity
plovers band
congregation
flight
leash
stand (?on the ground)
wing (?in flight)
pochards flight
knob small quantity
rush
ponies string
porcupine fish cluster possibly invented
porpoises gam
herd
pod typically smaller groups
school
turmoil possibly fanciful
ptarmigan covey
pups litter used of dogs, young badgers, etc.



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