I’m more interested in what to call these post-breeding assemblages of mostly unrelated individuals, which I guess are about sharing the task of watching for predators while feeding and roosting. In German the word is “gesellungsverband”, if I read aright. “Survival group” seems to be the usual translation, but I wonder if something more colorful isn’t hiding somewhere in the English language?
-Geo > On Oct 26, 2017, at 7:08 AM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pel...@cornell.edu> wrote: > > Nice. Is ‘cranery’ a word yet? Maybe we should start pushing it! Oxford > Dictionary, here we come! -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --