Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Post of Birds

I found the following on 'wiki.answers.com' and found it fascinating.

 A bevy of quail
 A bouquet of pheasants [when flushed] 
A brood of hens
 A building of rooks
 A cast of hawks [or falcons
A charm of finches
 A colony of penguins 
A company of parrots
 A congregation of plovers 
A cover of coots
 A covey of partridges [or grouse or ptarmigans]
 A deceit of lapwings 
A descent of woodpeckers
 A dissimulation of birds
 A dole of doves
 An exaltation of larks
 A fall of woodcocks
 A flight of swallows [or doves, goshawks, or cormorants]
 A gaggle of geese [wild or domesticated]
 A host of sparrows
 A kettle of hawks [riding a thermal]
 A murmuration of starlings
 A murder of crows 
A muster of storks 
A nye of pheasants [on the ground] 
An ostentation of peacocks 
A paddling of ducks [on the water]
 A parliament of owls
 A party of jays
 A peep of chickens 
A pitying of turtledoves 
A raft of ducks
 A rafter of turkeys 
A siege of herons 
A skein of geese [in flight]
 A sord of mallards
 A spring of teal
 A tidings of magpies
A trip of dotterel
 An unkindness of ravens 
A watch of nightingales 
A wedge of swans [or geese, flying in a "V"]
 A wisp of snipe

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_group_of_birds_called#ixzz1ychLmbD8

A bevy of quail

 A bouquet of pheasants [when flushed] 

A brood of hens

A building of rooks

 A cast of hawks [or falcons

A charm of finches

A colony of penguins 

A company of parrots

A congregation of plovers

A cover of coots

 A covey of partridges [or grouse or ptarmigans]

A deceit of lapwings

A descent of woodpeckers

 A dissimulation of birds

 A dole of doves

An exaltation of larks

 A fall of woodcocks

A flight of swallows [or dovesgoshawks, or cormorants]

A gaggle of geese [wild or domesticated]

 A host of sparrows

A kettle of hawks [riding a thermal]

 A murmuration of starlings

A murder of crows 

A muster of storks 

A nye of pheasants [on the ground] 

An ostentation of peacocks

A paddling of ducks [on the water]

 A parliament of owls

 A party of jays

 A peep of chickens 

A pitying of turtledoves 

A raft of ducks

 A rafter of turkeys 

A siege of herons

A skein of geese [in flight]

 A sord of mallards

 A spring of teal

A tidings of magpies

A trip of dotterel

 An unkindness of ravens 

A watch of nightingales 

A wedge of swans [or geese, flying in a "V"]

 A wisp of snipe

Which is your favourite?

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