Collective Nouns For Birds

Whilst doing some searching for another subject, I stumbled across this fairly comprehensive list of bird collective nouns.

Collective Nouns For Birds

Mike

Flickr Peak Rambler

  • Very interesting indeed, I never knew or have heard most of that list! Thanks for the information.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Spent a good 15 minutes scrolling through that list. Too many to pick a favourite!
  • In reply to Catlady:

    Lynn L said:
    Very interesting indeed, I never knew or have heard most of that list! Thanks for the information.

    You're welcome.

    Reading  through the replies, I think some were suggestions and/or wacky ideas rather than historically used terms, but interesting  nonetheless. But then, the terms we use today will have started out as wacky ideas.....

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • Thanks so much for doing this! It's so hard to collate this data but it is also a valuable cultural insight.
  • In reply to Shezkah:

    Shezkah said:
    Thanks so much for doing this! It's so hard to collate this data but it is also a valuable cultural insight.

    It was very interesting collating the various nouns, and not just from the UK, but across the globe.

    I did limit the listing to UK birds, or it would have been close on endless, with many species having more than one noun, all with the help of a spreadsheet.to list, sort and place in some form of sequence.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler