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Re: more bird collectives




David L. Martin wrote:

> Here are some more bird collectives, obtained by our Deputy Director from
> god knows where.  Somehow I don't think any of them will ever catch on in
> common usage for birds, not least because some of these forms don't seem to
> be generally found in groups.  So appropriate them for dinosaurs at will.
>
> a sedge of cranes
> a dule of doves
> a convocation of eagles
> a cast of falcons
> a charm of finches
> a flurry of flamingos
> a colony of gulls
> a party of jays
> an exaltation of larks
> a stare of owls
> a murder of crows
> a brace of ducks
> a tiding of magpies
> a watch of nightingales
> a company of parrots
> a muster of peacocks
> an ostentation of peacocks
> an unkindness of ravens
> a host of sparrows
> a rafter of turkeys
> a fall of woodcocks
> a descent of woodpeckers
>
> Best regards,
>
> Dave

  "An unkindness of Utahraptors...?" I just think "an unkindness" is such a
wonderfully weird collective term. I like it! ;-) Seriously, though, the
suggestion of "a murder of Velociraptors" made earlier could be pretty
catchy...God knows kids would eat it up!
-Chris Srnka