<Perhaps there is some logic behind it.> Hmmmmm...

While I do love the old poetic terms for animal gatherings, I tend to agree 
with Kevin. After all, many birds kill and eat other animals , so why crows 
should be singled out as the only murderers in the bird world I don't know. 
No-one seems to get bent out of shape when our noble Peregrine Falcon nails 
some hapless shorebird. Or our charismatic Great Horned Owl nails a bunch of 
baby Peregrines in their nest, come to think of it. How come THEY don't have 
such nicknames.

Marie



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It's a flock.  "Murder" is an insulting term, poetic or not.

Kevin



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Meena wrote:
> (or is it called death of crow?)

"Murder of crows" is the old poetic phrase.
Perhaps there is some logic behind it.

John

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