The contributors of Birding-Aus, an Australian forum about birding, have sometimes debated the relative collective nouns for birds. Birds. Collective Nouns A-Z Similes -A-Z PET HEALTH AND TIPS COLLECTIVE NOUNS, SIMILES, IDIOMS, METAPHORS and EXPRESSIONS. Also, a sign of cymbals, a dilation of pupils. I recently discovered a list that seems fairly comprehensive and its on Wikipedia. A number of medieval sources provided lists of collective nouns for various animals and birds, purportedly as technical hunting terms, although clearly fanciful in origin. Birds: As blithe as a bird ... Cockatoos. A chattering of cockatoos A crackle of cockatoos; Coots. ... I’m sadly aware that the collective noun for comedians has not yet arrived at a consensus. ALBINA PEACOCK. Read more: Call of the wild. 2012-03-26 • 12:34 PM Wiktionary has ‘A chattering, clattering, cluttering, crackle, or family’ of cockatoos. 10 collective nouns for animals you might like. Chally. For example, a group of skunks is called a stench. SIMILES. We all know about: a flock of geese a murder of crows a brood of hens a clutch of chicks a parliament of owls […] The collective names given to groups of animals can be as unique as the animals themselves and highlight certain traits of that group. Also, I’ve always thought it must surely be a cacophony of cockatoos. "Collective nouns for kookaburras are a flock or a riot of kookaburras". Animal encounters around Australia for kids. Sep 10, 2020 - Explore Kristina Clements's board "Collective nouns" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Collective nouns, Australia fun facts, Fun facts for kids. Crocodiles = a bask; Cockatoos = a crackle PEACOCK. Kea. Also Know, what is the difference between a cockatoo and a Corella?