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Animal Group Terminology

Source: U.S. Geological Survey Department of the Interior/USGS
ClassificationSpecies NameGroup Name
Mammalsapesshrewdness
assespace
badgerscete
batscolony
bearssleuth, sloth
buffalogang, obstinancy, herd
catsclowder, pounce
cattledrove, herd
deerherd, bevy
dogspack, mute, kennel
elephantsherd
elkgang
ferretsbusiness
foxleash, skulk, earth
giraffestower
goatstribe, trip
gorillasband
hippopotamusesbloat
horsesteam, harras, stud, rag, string
hyenascackle
kangaroostroop
leopardsleap
lionspride
martensrichness
moleslabor
monkeystroop, barrel
mulespack, span, barren
ottersromp
oxenteam, yoke
pigsdrift, drove, team
porcupinesprickle
rabbitscolony, warren, nest
rhinocerosescrash
sealspod, herd
sheepdrove, flock, herd
squirrelsdray, scurry
tigersstreak
whalespod, gam, herd
wolvespack, rout
Birdsbirds in generalflight, flock, volary, brace
bitternssedge
buzzardswake
bobolinkschain
chicks (of many species)brood, clutch
cootscover
cormorantsgulp
cranessedge
crowsmurder, horde
dottereltrip
dovesdule
eaglesconvocation
finchescharm
flamingosstand
geeseflock, gaggle, skein
grousepack
gullscolony
hawkscast, kettle, boil
heronssedge, siege
jaysparty, scold
lapwingsdeceit
larksexaltation
mallardssord, brace
magpiestiding, gulp, murder, charm
nightingaleswatch
owlsparliament
parrotscompany
partridgecovey
peacocksmuster, ostentation
penguinscolony
pheasantnest, nide, brood, nye, bouquet
ploverscongregation, wing
ptarmiganscovey
rooksbuilding
quailbevy, covey
ravensunkindness
snipewalk, wisp
sparrowshost
starlingsmurmuration
storksmustering
swallowsflight
swansbevy, wedge
tealspring
turkeysrafter, gang
widgeonscompany
woodcocksfall
woodpeckersdescent
Reptiles and Amphibianscrocodilesbask
frogsarmy
toadsknot
turtlesbale, nest
snakes, vipersnest
Fishfish in generaldraft, nest, school, shoal
bassshoal
herringarmy
sharksshiver
trouthover
Invertebratesantscolony
beesgrist, hive, swarm
caterpillarsarmy
clamsbed
cockroachesintrusion
fliesbusiness
gnatscloud, horde
grasshopperscloud
hornetsnest
jellyfishsmack
locustsplague
oystersbed