Murder of crows

From Tampa Bay Times, Florida, USA:

James Lipton, the creator and host of Inside the Actors Studio, wrote a book called An Exaltation of Larks, which is described as a “classic collection of collective nouns” that includes more than 1,100 “resurrected or newly minted contributions.” In addition to murder of crows, it includes poetic terms such as an ostentation of peacocks, a smack of jellyfish, a parliament of owls and a skulk of foxes.

Kevin J. McGowan of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology wrote on his website that no scientist would call it a murder of crows. “Scientists would call it a flock,” he wrote.

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