Today, I present a similar list that applies specifically to the bird kingdom.
Most of us aren’t wild about seeing a collection of buzzards since it could be a sign of a recent death. But when we see such a site, we’re viewing a wake of buzzards.
Crows were among the fowl featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic The Birds, about a village overcome by deadly bird attacks. This fact may help you remember that a collection of crows is called a murder.
A group of flamingos is known as a stand, although some sources say it can be called a flamboyance. I prefer the latter given their appearance.
For the regal owl, there’s a name that seems fitting for a group of them. When you gather a bunch of owls together, you have a parliament. Since they’re supposedly so wise, they might do a better job of running things than some other parliamentarians one might think of.
I love peacocks because of the ornate feathers and their posturing when they fan them out to attract a mate. A group of peacocks is known as an ostentation, perhaps a reference to the feather show for which they’re known.
When you gather ravens into a group, you have an unkindness.
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