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5. A flamboyance of flamingos

A flock of beautiful and elegant pink birds is what scientists refer to as a “flamboyance of flamingos”. This is a striking and fitting name, if you ask us. Based on this example, it appears that the author enjoyed poetry and the use of alliteration.

We believe the word “flamboyance,” which means something remarkably showy or bold, is accurately descriptive of these sociable birds, whose colors range from light pink to bright red.

6. A bloat of hippopotamuses

Hippopotamuses are large animals that like to live in groups, or bloats, of 10 to 30 creatures. What’s interesting about them is that they have a leader, typically a male hippo. As you already know, bloat is a term people use when their bodies feel swollen with gas or fluid, and that sensation is pretty uncomfortable. Well, hippopotamuses have big bodies that are barrel-shaped and look bloated all the time. Genius.

7. A convocation of eagles

We don’t know about you, but we think that a convocation of eagles sounds pretty fancy, serious, and even regal. We use the word “convocation” when we speak of a big, formal, and important assembly of people.

As some of the employees from the US Fish & Wildlife Service say, is there something more significant than (a convocation of) the image of our country? It’s interesting to note that the term “congregation” also applies to a group of alligators. Possibly just as significant, but not quite as regal.

…Did you know what these groups of animals were called? 

…If you want to read something that is just as funny as this one, we have another great article for you! Check it out: 10 Islands Dominated By Cute Animals!

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