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.