Saturday Quiz – Gathering Together – The Answers

A Murmuration of Starlings

Dear Readers, we had some more sterling results this week, with Fran and Bobby Freelove, Susan and Anne all getting 15 out of 15, and Mike from Alittlebitoutoffocus getting 8 out of 15 on what I thought was a pretty hard quiz. Who knew that you could have a herd of cranes? Thanks to all of you for having a bash, and let’s see what I can come up with for Saturday 🙂

Photo One by Mfield, Matthew Field - http://www.photography.mattfield.com, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

1) F) A Congregation of alligators or crocodiles

Photo Two by kallerna, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

2) J) A Cete of badgers (we normally say colony these days)

Photo Three by Michael Gäbler, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

3) K) A Sounder of wild boar

Photo Four by Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

4) N) An Obstinacy of buffaloes

Photo Five by Bernard Gagnon, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

5) L) A Caravan of camels

Photo Six by Scott Granneman, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

6) O) A Clowder of cats

Photo Seven by Ken Billington, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

7) E) A Clattering of choughs

Photo Eight by Harry geurts, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

8) M) A Herd of cranes

Photo Nine by Virginie Moerenhout, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

9) G) A Piteousness of doves

Photo Ten by Paul Resh from Delaware,OH, USA, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

10) C) A Convocation of eagles

Photo Eleven by Evelyn Simak / A skylark (Alauda arvensis)

11) A) An Exultation of larks

Photo Twelve by גיא חיימוביץ at Hebrew Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

12) H) A Business of ferrets

Photo Thirteen by Peter Trimming, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

13) B) A Skulk of foxes

Photo Fourteen by © Francis C. Franklin / CC-BY-SA-3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

14) I) A Charm of goldfinches

Photo Fifteen by Bombtime, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

15) D) An Unkindness of ravens

Photo Credits

Photo One by Mfield, Matthew Field – http://www.photography.mattfield.com, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Two by kallerna, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Three by Michael Gäbler, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Four by Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Five by Bernard Gagnon, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Six by Scott Granneman, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Seven by Ken Billington, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Eight by Harry geurts, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Nine by Virginie Moerenhout, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Ten by Paul Resh from Delaware,OH, USA, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Eleven by Evelyn Simak / A skylark (Alauda arvensis)

Photo Twelve by גיא חיימוביץ at Hebrew Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Thirteen by Peter Trimming, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Fourteen by © Francis C. Franklin / CC-BY-SA-3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Fifteen by Bombtime, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

2 thoughts on “Saturday Quiz – Gathering Together – The Answers

  1. Ann Bronkhorst

    I wonder how far back these marvellous collective nouns can be traced. Our ancestors named the creatures and their behaviour so observantly and vividly.

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