List of collective nouns for birds takes us way past the term "flock". It's fairly common biology trivia (at least, amongst non-ornithologists) is to whip one of these bad boys out and show off how smart you are, until someone better versed shows you up. For example, ravens and crows are well associated with death in mythology, so its kinda creepy (albeit appropriate) to call a group of them a "murder", through vultures are known as a "venue" normally and a "kettle" when circling. A bunch of chickens are called a "peep" (perhaps why they are associated with Easter beyond the egg tradition?), though it's a "brood" if it's just hens, which is probably better associated with the concept of offspring (and to a lesser extent, juvenile honeybees). A groups of cranes is called a "herd" (which puts in my mind an image of a bunch of the construction vehicles grazing in the plains), a "balding" of ducks, and a "parliament" of owls. A group of lyrebirds is known as a "musket".
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|The old-school is on the top, while the Doom 3 version is below.|
|Green nations have signed and ratified the treaty, yellow have signed but not ratified.|