Collective bird nouns.

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Subject: Collective bird nouns.
From: "John Layton" <>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 22:56:14 +1000
Hi Terry & All,
According to our Reader's Digest Reverse Dictionary (yeah, I know, I'm calling in a heavy reference-book air strike here) it's a murder of crows and a parliament of rooks. The latter seems appropriate when I recall some politicians I've encountered.
And, just for the sake of a bit more trivia, here are a couple more collective nouns for groups of birds.
Turkeys: Flock, dole, dule, raft, rafter, raffle (well, I've seen chook raffles).
Ducks: Flush, team, plump (when in flight), baddling (when on water), dopping (when diving).
I trust this information will prove useful.
John Layton.
Wordsmith & Budding Birdsmith of Holt.
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