Collective nouns for animals in English

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Many know that a group of wolves is called “pack”, but how do we call a group of tigers, crows or penguins? This is a list of the collective nouns for animals to improve your English skills:


  • A brood of chickens
  • A brood of hens
  • A cast of falcons
  • A colony of gulls
  • A colony of penguins
  • A colony of vultures
  • A company of parrots
  • A convocation of eagles
  • A dole of doves
  • A dopping of goosanders
  • A flight of birds
  • A flight of cormorants
  • A host of sparrows
  • A kettle of vultures
  • A mews of hawks
  • A murder of crows
  • A mustering of storks
  • A stand of flamingos
  • A pride of ostriches
  • A pod of pelicans
  • A parliament of owls
Photo by Borja García (IG: @equus__ferus)


  • An ambush of tigers
  • A clowder of cats
  • A cohort of zebras
  • A colony of rabbits
  • A colony of rats
  • A dray of squirrels
  • A sounder of pigs
  • A fall of lambs
  • A family of otters
  • A flink of cows
  • A herd of deers
  • A herd of elephants
  • A herd of bisons
  • A journey of giraffes
  • A pack of dogs
  • A pack of wolves
  • A skulk of foxes
  • A sloth of bears
  • A trip of goats
  • A troop of monkeys
Photo by Borja García (IG: @equus__ferus)

Sea animals:

  • A bind of salmon
  • A family of sardines
  • A float of tuna
  • A flotilla of swordfish
  • A glint of goldfish
  • A herd of seahorses
  • A pod of dolphins
  • A shiver of sharks
  • A squad of squid
  • A troupe of shrimp

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