Collective Noun for Woodpeckers

What Is a Group of Woodpeckers Called?

A group of woodpeckers is called a descension.
Collective NounUsage
descensiona descension of woodpeckers
collective noun for woodpeckers

descension of woodpeckers

Other Words for a Group of Woodpeckers

While descension is the most common collective noun for woodpeckers, a group of woodpeckers is also called a descent.

What Type of Word is "Descension"?

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

"Descension Is" or "Descension Are"?

Writers are often unsure whether to treat a collective noun like "descension" 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 descension is moving nearer. correct tick
  • The descension are moving in different directions. correct tick
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