Collective Noun for Buzzards

What Is a Group of Buzzards Called?

A group of buzzards is called a wake.
Collective NounUsage
wakea wake of buzzards
collective noun for buzzards

wake of buzzards

What Type of Word is "Wake"?

The word "wake" is a collective noun. A collective noun is a word used to represent a group of people, animals, or things.

"Wake Is" or "Wake Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "wake" as singular or plural. As a general rule, you should treat a collective noun as singular. However, if the context of your sentence focuses on the individuals within the group, you should treat it as plural. For example:
  • The wake is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The wake are moving in different directions. correct tick
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.