Collective Noun for Quail

What Is a Group of Quail Called?

A group of quail is called a bevy.
Collective NounUsage
bevya bevy of quail
collective noun for quail

bevy of quail

Other Words for a Group of Quail

While bevy is the most common collective noun for quail, a group of quail is also called a covey.

What Type of Word is "Bevy"?

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

"Bevy Is" or "Bevy Are"?

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