Excuse the *fowl* language.

Bird is the word — that is, if you’re referring to just one feathered friend. But each avian species has its own term (or several) to describe a group. Like a brood of hens, a gaggle of geese, or a bouquet of pheasants (yes, that’s real), some of these flock descriptors are exceptionally goofy. Here are our favorites, illustrated for your ornithological enjoyment.

1. A Murder Of Crows

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2. A Team Of Ducks

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3. A Convocation Of Eagles

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4. A Company Of Parrots

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5. A Parliament Of Owls

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6. A Troubling Of Hummingbirds

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7. A Raft Of Loons

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8. A Host Of Sparrows

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9. A Seige Of Herons

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10. A Colony Of Gulls

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11. A Pride Of Penguins

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12. A Cast Of Falcons

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