Schools of Fish and Herds of Cows

Did you know that a lot of the animals found in Costa Rica and Nicaragua have strange names when they form groups? A school of fish and a herd of cows are commonly known, but we’re sure a consortium of crabs is new to you! Here are some more examples:

  •  A cauldron of bats
  • A troop or barrel of monkeys
  • A dray or scurry of squirrels
  • A pod, gam, or herd of whales
  • A cast, kettle (when they’re in flight), or boil (two or more spiraling in the air) of hawks
  • A sedge or siege of herons
  • A parliament of owls
  • A pandemonium or company of parrots
  • A descent of woodpeckers
  • An army of frogs
  • A maelstrom of salamanders
  • A nest of snakes or vipers
  • A cloud of grasshoppers

Now you know! Learn more about wildlife at any of the eight hotels, resorts and eco lodges in Costa Rica and Nicaragua that Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality manages.

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