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
R.


animal group or collective term notes
rabbits colony
flick
kindle
nest
warren strictly, where they live: possibly not a collective
racehorses string
racoons nursery
rainbow fish party possibly invented
ravens aerie
unkindness
redwing crowd
rhinoceros crash
herd
stubbornness fanciful
roach shoal
roes bevy
rooks building
clamour
congregation
parliament
shoal
wing
ruffs hill



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