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We love collective nouns as so many of them are both descriptive and funny. Here we have collected (excuse the pun) some of our favourites and even added a few of our own. The list is split into animals, plants & others and some of our creations at the end.  Let us know if you have any suggestions (either real or created) we’d love to add more.

A word of appreciation is due to ‘Uncle John’ who started this list when we were all much younger and better looking.

Animals

An armoury

of

aardvarks

A chatter

of

budgerigars

A quiver

of

cobras

A congress

of

eagles

A bloat or pod

of

hippos

A smack

of

jellyfish

A lounge

of

lizards

A troop

of

monkeys

A squadron

of

pelicans

A shiver

of

sharks

A flight

of

swallows

A confusion

of

wildebeest

A herd

of

antelope

An obstinacy

of

buffalo

An orchestra

of

crickets

A charm

of

finches

A party

of

hornbills

A deceit

of

lapwings

A mob

of

meerkats 

A scourge

of

mosquitoes

A waddle

of

penguins

A pit or nest

of

snakes

An ambush

of

tigers

A destruction

of

wild cats

A shrewdness

of

apes

A flutter

of

butterflies

A bask

of

crocodiles

A flamboyance

of

flamingos

A crown

of

kingfishers

An exaltation

of

larks

A mob

of

 mongooses

A flock

of

ostriches

An unkindness

of

ravens

A clutter

of

spiders

A creep

of

tortoises

A pack

of

wild dogs

A troop

of

baboons

An army

of

caterpillars

A murder

of

crows

A tower

of

giraffes

A cackle

of

hyenas

A leap

of

leopards

A mischief

of

mice

A parliament

of

owls

A crash

of

rhinos

A scurry

of

squirrels

A wake

of

vultures

A dazzle

of

zebras

A cloud or camp

of

bats

A coalition

of

cheetahs

A pod or school

of

dolphins

A siege

of

herons

A skulk

of

jackals

A pride

of

lions

A mumble

of

moles

A pandemonium

of

parrots

A rookery

of

seals

A murmuration

of

starlings

A sounder

of

warthogs

Other

A stillness

of

baobabs

A dance

of

leadwoods

Sandscapes Creations

A kaleidoscope

of

chameleons

A shitload

of

dung beetles

a shyness

of

kudus

a squawking

of

lovebirds

A sting

of

scorpions

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