A Murmuration of Starlings

Names for assemblies of animals: A dazzle, a crash, and a brace

I love this swirling video of a murmuration of Starlings. If you have three minutes, enjoy.

I’ve just spent three weeks in Africa where I saw a dazzle of Zebras, a journey of giraffes and a crash of Rhinos.­ Here is a list of some colorful names for gatherings of animals.  At the end of list, I offer a few that we made up when we couldn’t find an appropriate appellation.

Antelope                   A herd of antelope
Ant                        A colony or an army of ants
Ape                        A shrewdness of apes
Baboons                    A troop of baboons
Badger                     A cete of badgers

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