A pride of lions, a murder of crows, a crash of rhinos, and every other collective noun for animals. This is a listing of every animal congregation I could find after scouring the web. If you see any missing, let me know.


 

Animal Collective Nouns

Animal

Group Name

Albatross

Rookery

Alligators

Congregation

Apes

Shrewdness, Troop

Antelope

Herd

Ants

Colony, Army, Swarm, Nest

Asses

Pace, Herd, Drove

Auks

Colony, Flock, Raft

Baboons

Troop, Flange

Bacteria

Culture

Badgers

Cete, Colony, Set, Company

Barracudas

Battery

Bats

Colony, Cloud

Bass

Shoal

Bears (General)

Sloth, Sleuth

Bears (Cubs)

Litter

Beavers

Colony, Family

Bees

Grist, Hive, Swarm, Nest

Birds (Chicks)

Brood, Clutch

Birds (Flight)

Flight

Birds (Game)

Volary, Brace, Plump, Knob

Birds (Ground)

Flock, Dissimulation

Birds (Sea)

Wreck

Bison

Herd

Bitterns

Sedge, Seige

Bloodhounds

Sute

Bobolinks

Chain

Buffalo

Herd, Troop, Gang, Obstinancy

Bullfinches

Bellowing

Bullocks

Drove

Butterflies

Flight, Flutter, (Many more)

Buzzards

Wake

Camels

Caravan, Train, Flock

Capons

Mews

Caribou

Herd

Caterpillars

Army

Cats (General)

Clowder, Clutter, Pounce, Dout, Nuisance, Glorying, Glare

Cats (Kittens)

Kindle, Litter, Intrigue

Cats (Wild)

Destruction

Cattle

Drove, Herd, Team

Cheetahs

Coalition

Chickens (General)

Brood, Peep

Chickens (Chicks)

Clutch, Chattering

Chinchilla

Colony

Choughs

Clattering

Clams

Bed

Cobras

Quiver

Cockroaches

Intrusion

Cod

Lap

Coots

Cover, Raft

Cormorants

Gulp

Cows

Kine

Coyotes

Band

Crabs

Cast

Cranes

Sedge, Seige

Crocodiles

Bask, Float

Crows

Murder, Horde, Parcel, Storytelling

Curlews

Herd

Deer (General)

Herd, Leash, Gang

Deer (Buck)

Brace, Clash

Deer (Roe)

Bevy

Dogs (General)

Kennel

Dogs (Curs)

Cowardice

Dogs (Hounds)

Cry, Mute, Pack

Dogs (Puppies)

Litter

Dogs (Wild)

Pack

Dolphins

Pod

Donkeys

Drove, Pace, Herd

Dotterel

Trip

Doves (General)

Dule, Bevy, Cote, Dole, Paddling

Doves (Turtle)

Pitying, Piteousness

Ducks (Flight)

Flock

Ducks (Ground)

Brace, badling

Ducks (Water)

Raft, Team, Paddling

Dunlins

Fling

Eagles

Convocation, Aerie

Eels

Swarm, Bed, Fry

Elephants

Herd, Memory

Elk

Gang, Herd

Emus

Mob

Falcons

Cast

Ferrets

Business, Cast, Fesnying

Finches

Charm

Fish (General)

Draft, Nest, Shoal, School ("school" is possibly a corruption of shoal)

Fish (Caught)

Catch, Drought, Haul

Flamingoes

Stand, Flamboyance

Flies

Business, Swarm, Cloud

Frogs

Army, Colony, Knot

Fox

Leash, Skulk, Earth, Lead, Troop

Geese (General)

Flock

Geese (Flight)

Skein

Geese (Ground)

Gaggle, Herd, Corps

Giraffes

Tower

Gnats

Cloud, Horde, Swarm

Gnus

Implausibility

Goats

Tribe, Trip, Drove, Herd, Flock

Goldfinches

Charm

Goldfish

Glint, Troubling

Gorillas

Band, Troop

Goshawks

Flight

Grasshoppers

Cloud

Greyhounds

Leash

Grouse

Pack, Covey

Guillemots

Bazaar

Gulls

Colony, Screech

Guinea Fowl

Confusion

Hawks (General)

Cast

Hawks (Flight)

Kettle

Hawks (Spiraling)

Boil

Hedgehogs

Array

Herons

Sedge, Siege, Hedge

Herring

Army, Shoal

Hippopotamuses

Bloat

Hornets

Nest, Bike

Horses (General)

Team, Harras, Stable, Troop, Stud (a group belonging to one owner)

Horses (Colts)

Rag, Rake

Horses (Ponies)

String

Horses (Wild)

Herd

Hummingbirds

Charm

Hyenas

Cackle, Clan

Impalas

Herd

Insects

Horde, Nest, Swarm, Rabble, Plague

Jays

Party, Scold, Band

Jellyfish

Smack, Brood

Kangaroos

Troop, Mob, Herd

Lapwings

Deceit

Larks

Exaltation, Ascension

Leopards

Leap

Lice

Flock

Lions

Pride, Sault, Troop

Lizards

Lounge

Locusts

Plague

Magpies

Tiding, Gulp, Murder, Charm

Mallards (General)

Brace

Mallards (Flight)

Sord

Martens

Richness

Mice

Mischief

Midges

Bite

Minnows

Shoal, Steam, Swarm

Moles

Labor, Company, Movement

Monkeys

Troop, Barrel, Carload, Cartload, Tribe

Moose

Herd

Mosquitoes

Scourge

Mudhens

Fleet

Mules

Pack, Span, Barren, Rake

Nightingales

Watch

Otters

Romp, Bevy, Family, Raft

Owls

Parliament, Stare

Oxen

Team, Yoke, Drove

Oysters

Bed

Parrots

Company, Pandemonium

Partridge

Covey, Bew

Peacocks

Muster, Ostentation, Pride

Pekingese

Pomp

Pelicans

Pod

Penguins (General)

Colony, Rookery, Huddle

Penguins (Nursery)

Crèche

Pheasants (General)

Nest, Nye

Pheasants (Brood)

Nide

Pheasants (Take-Off)

Bouquet

Pigeons

Flight, Flock, Kit

Pigs (General)

Drift, Drove

Pigs (Boars)

Singular, Sounder

Pigs (Hogs)

Team, Passel, Drift, Parcel

Pigs (Piglets)

Litter, Farrow

Pigs (Swine)

Sounder

Pilchards

Shoal

Plovers (General)

Congregation

Plovers (Flight)

Wing

Polecats

Chine

Porcupines

Prickle

Porpoises

Herd, Pod, School, Crowd, Shoal

Prairie Dogs

Coterie

Ptarmigans

Covey

Quail

Bevy, Covey

Rabbits (General)

Colony, Warren, Bury, Trace, Trip

Rabbits (Domestic)

Herd

Rabbits (Hares)

Down, Husk

Rabbits (Jackrabbit)

Husk

Rabbits (Young)

Litter, Nest

Raccoons

Gaze

Rats

Colony, Pack, Plague, Swarm

Rattlesnakes

Rhumba

Ravens

Unkindness, Storytelling

Reindeer

Herd

Rhinoceroses

Crash, Stubbornness

Roebucks

Bevy

Rooks

Building, Clamor, Parliament

Ruffs

Hill

Salamandars

Congress

Salmon

Run

Sandpipers

Fling

Sardines

Family

Scorpions

Bed, Nest

Seabirds

Wreck

Seals

Pod, Bob, Harem, Herd, Rookery

Sharks

Shiver, School, Shoal

Sheep

Drove, Flock, Down, Hurtle, Fold, Pack, Trip

Sheldrakes

Doading

Skylarks

Exultation

Squirrels

Dray, Scurry

Snails

Escargatoire, Rout, Walk

Snakes

Den, Nest, Pit, Bed, Knot

Snipe

Walk, Wisp

Sparrows

Host

Spiders

Cluster, Clutter

Springbok

Herd

Squirrels

Dray, Scurry

Starlings

Murmuration, Chattering

Stingrays

Fever

Stoats

Pack, Trip

Storks

Mustering, Muster

Swallows

Flight, Gulp

Swans (General)

Bevy, Bank, Herd

Swans (Flight)

Wedge, Flight

Swifts

Flock

Teal

Spring

Termites

Colony, Nest, Swarm, Brood

Thrush

Mutation

Tigers

Streak, Ambush

Toads

Knot, Knab, Nest

Trout

Hover

Turkeys

Rafter, Gang, Posse

Turtles

Bale, Nest, Turn, Dole

Turtle Doves

Pitying, Dule

Vipers

Generation, Nest

Vultures

Venue

Vultures (Circling)

Kettle

Walruses

Herd, Pod

Wasps

Nest, Swarm

Waterfowl

Knob, Plump

Weasles

Gang, Colony, Pack

Whales

Pod, Gam, Herd, School, Mod

Widgeons

Company

Wildfowl

Plump

Wolves (General)

Pack

Wolves (Moving)

Route, Rout

Wombats

Wisdom

Woodcocks

Fall

Woodpeckers

Descent

Worms

Bed, Clew, Bunch, Clat

Wrens

Herd

Zebras

Zeal, Crossing, Dazzle, Cohorts, Herd

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