Collective Noun for Herons

What Is a Group of Herons Called?

A group of herons is called a siege.
Collective NounUsage
siegea siege of herons
collective noun for herons

siege of herons

Other Words for a Group of Herons

While siege is the most common collective noun for herons, a group of herons is also called a glean, sedge, or station.

What Type of Word is "Siege"?

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

"Siege Is" or "Siege Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "siege" 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 siege is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The siege are moving in different directions. correct tick
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.