It’s not just a flock, in fact there are a variety of words used to describe groups of birds of the same genre such as a paddling of ducks and a cast of falcons. There are many more which can be found in Beat about the bush: Mammals and birds but here are my highlights. Which one is yours?
1. A pride of ostriches
A hen Ostrich with her almost full grown chicks wandering around the plains of the Maasai Mara.
Video length: 1 minute 58 seconds. Video source: Rob the Ranger
2. A wake of vultures
3. A fling of oxpeckers
4. A descent of woodpeckers
5. An exaltation of larks
6. A stand of flamingos
Flamingos gather in their tens of thousands on the edges of Lake Bogoria, a saline, alkaline lake fringed with giezers.
Video length: 2 minutes 52 seconds. Video source: BBC Earth
7. A mustering of storks
8. A company of parrots
9. A paddling of ducks
The collective names for birds are good fun, but what about that for mammals, I personally love, an obstinacy of buffalo, but what’s your favourite. Check out 9 mammal collective nouns as ranked by our readers.