Animal Group Names (Might come in handy someday)

  Bing.alau 09:11 AM 20 Aug 12

A friend in Zimbabwe has sent this to me. I never knew the group name for Cheetahs, it matches up nicely with our government both past and present. Just needs a slight change to the spelling.

Some of the group names I don't agree with such as the word "brace" which I always assumed meant just two of something, mostly birds such as pheasants etc. But then I never searched a dictionary for the meaning of such words.

  Aitchbee 09:20 AM 20 Aug 12

I like the term for a group of Swallows...a Gulp.

  Quickbeam 09:39 AM 20 Aug 12

I've never heard of a cowardice of dogs before and they make no mention of a conspiracy of crows which I thought was one of the more common ones.

  interzone55 09:42 AM 20 Aug 12

I think the word brace does mean a pair when referring to game birds, as in "I've just bagged a brace of pheasants"

  Bing.alau 09:43 AM 20 Aug 12

A "swoop" of swallows would be nice.

  Aitchbee 09:56 AM 20 Aug 12

A screech or scream of Swifts would be a more befitting description for a group of those 'Devil Birds'

  Woolwell 10:20 AM 20 Aug 12

Aitchbee - are you sure that you have the right bird and not thinking of sea gulls? Bird song recordings

  Aitchbee 10:28 AM 20 Aug 12

That's a smashing link, Woolwell.

  Woolwell 10:30 AM 20 Aug 12

It can be a murder of crows. Many of these group names have variations locally. I think that term cowardice of dogs only refers to wild dogs.
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