Plural of Birds in Groups

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Subject: Plural of Birds in Groups
From: Celia & Russell Browne <>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 18:01:03 +1000
The following list was given to me 25 years ago by an elderly Melbourne
birdo.  It sounds very Olde Englishe!    Celia

A Siege of Herons, or Bitterns
A Plump of Wildfowl
A Gaggle of Geese
A Skein of Geese (flying)
A Herd of Swans, Cranes or Curlews
A Badelying of Ducks
A Sord (or Sute) of Mallards
A Spring of Teal
A Company of Widgeon
A Cast of Hawks
A Bevy of Quail
A Covey of Partridge
A Muster of Peacocks
A Nye of Pheasants
A Brood of Chickens
A Covert of Coots
A Congregation of Plovers
 A Desert of Lapwings
A Wisp (or Walk) of Snipe
A Fall of Woodcock
A Flight of Doves, or Swallows
A Murmuration of Starlings
An Exaltation of Larks
A Watch of Nightingales
A Building of Rooks
A Chattering of Choughs
A Host of Sparrows

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