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Animal Group Names (Might come in handy someday)


Bing.alau
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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.

http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Pointless/AnimalGroups.html

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.

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Aitchbee

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

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Quickbeam

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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.

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interzone55

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

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Bing.alau

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A "swoop" of swallows would be nice.

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Aitchbee

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

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Woolwell

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

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Aitchbee

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That's a smashing link, Woolwell.

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Woolwell

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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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