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pride (collective noun)
A pride of lions
watch (collective noun)
A watch of nightingales

archaic
parliament (collective noun)
A parliament of owls

has been commonly used for many different types of birds
exaltation (collective noun)
An exaltation of larks
covey (collective noun)
A covey of partridges [or grouse or ptarmigans]

standard
rafter (collective noun)
A rafter of turkeys
brood (collective noun)
A brood of hens

standard
bouquet (collective noun)
A bouquet of pheasants [when flushed]

standard
ostentation (collective noun)
An ostentation of peacocks
wedge (collective noun)
A wedge of swans [or geese, flying in a "V"]
siege (collective noun)
A siege of herons

standard
peep (collective noun)
A peep of chickens

archaic
skein (collective noun)
A skein of geese [in flight]

standard
cast (collective noun)
A cast of hawks [or falcons]

standard
unkindness (collective noun)
An unkindness of ravens

obsolete
murmuration (collective noun)
A murmuration of starlings

archaic
charm (collective noun)
A charm of finches

standard
gaggle (collective noun)
A gaggle of geese [wild or domesticated]

standard
kettle (collective noun)
A kettle of hawks [riding a thermal]

not in the OED, but used by birders
murder (collective noun)
A murder of crows
trip (collective noun)
A trip of dotterel

standard
skulk (collective noun)
A skulk of foxes
knot (collective noun)
A knot of toads
school (collective noun)
A school of fish
string (collective noun)
A string of racehorses
cete (collective noun)
A cete of badgers
tiding (collective noun)
A tiding of magpies
pack (collective noun)
A pack of dogs
pod (collective noun)
A pod of whales (or dolphins, or seals)
bevy (collective noun)
A bevy of quail

standard
flight (collective noun)
A flight of swallows

standard
wisp (collective noun)
A wisp of snipe

standard
building (collective noun)
A building of rooks

archaic
muster (collective noun)
A muster of peacocks

archaic
sord (collective nouns)
A sord of mallards

archaic
spring (collective nouns)
A spring of teal

archaic
congregation (collective nouns)
A congregation of plovers

obsolete
dissimulation (collective nouns)
A dissimulation of birds

obsolete
dole (collective nouns)
A dole of doves

obsolete
fall (collective nouns)
A fall of woodcock

obsolete
host (collective nouns)
A host of sparrows

obsolete
paddling (collective nouns)
A paddling of ducks [on the water]

obsolete
nye (collective nouns)
A nye of pheasants [on the ground]

standard
flight (collective nouns)
A flight of swallows [or doves, goshawks, or cormorants]

has been commonly used for many different types of birds
party (collective noun)
A party of jays

has been commonly used for many different types of birds
company (collective noun)
A company of parrots

has been commonly used for many different types of birds
colony (collective noun)
A colony of penguins

has been commonly used for many different types of birds
weyr (collective noun)
A weyr of dragons
sounder (collective noun)
A sounder of boars
herd (collective noun)
A herd of cattle (or fairies, cows, elephants, zebra, chamois, walruses, pigs, deer, antelope, whales, buffalo)
kine (collective noun)
A kine of cattle
husk (collective noun)
A husk of hares
barren (collective noun)
A barren of mules
harass (collective noun)
A harass of horses
drove (collective noun)
A drove of cattle (or pigs)
hive (collective noun)
A hive of bees
shoal (collective noun)
A shoal of fish