Collective Noun for Starlings

What Is a Group of Starlings Called?

A group of starlings is called a murmuration.
Collective NounUsage
murmurationa murmuration of starlings
collective noun for starlings

murmuration of starlings

What Type of Word is "Murmuration"?

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

"Murmuration Is" or "Murmuration Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "murmuration" 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 murmuration is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The murmuration are moving in different directions. correct tick
Here are 300 more collective nouns for animals.

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