Things That Are Grey

Welcome to our list of things that are grey!

Grey describes a range of shades between black and white. It can be used to describe literal colours (like a grey car) or metaphors (a grey moral area, looking drab and grey). We hope to include all of the different meanings of “grey” in our list of grey things. We hope we’ve covered what you’re looking for!

Here’s a visual list of things that are grey:

Hopefully that visual list of grey things was useful! Here’s a longer and more descriptive list of things that are grey:

  • Hair: The result of a combination of pigmented hairs mixed with white ones.
  • Clouds: Storm clouds are commonly known to be grey.
  • Silver: A chemical element with a glossy, metallic grey colour.
  • Tin: A metal with a silvery appearance.
  • Lead: A heavy metal which is very dense and a dull, dark grey colour.
  • Iron: A mineral which is present in many foods and our blood.
  • Wolf: Also known as the grey wolf. A large canine native to North America and Eurasia.
  • Gandalf: A fictional character from The Lord of the Rings series. Also known as Gandalf the Grey (before becoming Gandalf the White).
  • Whale: There are many different types of whale, and many of them are largely grey in colour.
  • Ash: The dusty, soft remains of a fire.
  • Charcoal: A form of very dark grey carbon which is used as furl for fire and as a drawing medium.
  • Paint: Since grey is a colour, there are different types of paint that are grey
  • Nail Polish: Nail polishes come in many different grey shades.
  • Screw: A small metal tool that holds two objects together.
  • Screwdriver: A handheld tool that is used to fasten a screw into objects.
  • Hammer: A handheld tool that is used to drive nails into wood.
  • Spanner: Also known as a wrench. A tool used to fasten nuts and bolts.
  • Pumpkin Rind: A type of winter squash whose rind comes in orange and grey varieties.
  • Nintendo 64: A now-obsolete gaming console with a grey body.
  • Nintendo Game Boy: An old handheld gaming console with a grey body.
  • Bridge: A structure that connects two places together. Usually made of concrete or steel.
  • Scaffolding: A temporary structure used to help in the construction of buildings.
  • Armor: A layer of defensive material that shields the body from blows in combat.
  • Handcuffs: A security tool used to bind people’s hands together.
  • Coin: A small piece of currency. Made of metal alloy.
  • Tom (from Tom and Jerry): The grey tomcat from the children’s animated show “Tom and Jerry”.
  • Moon: The Earth’s only satellite. Can appear yellow, white, grey, and sometimes reddish.
  • Duct Tape: A type of thick, waterproof tape which is very strong.
  • Statue: A free-standing sculpture that depicts people, animals, or abstract work.
  • Can: A sealed container for long-lasting foods.
  • Bender (from Futurama): The fictional robot from the television series “Futurama”.
  • Dragonfruit: Also known as a pitaya. A tropical fruit with white flesh studded with black seeds, which gives the inside a grey appearance.
  • Dye: A type of pigment which is used to permanently add colour to something.
  • Smoke: A collection of gases that are emitted when things are burnt.
  • Steel Wool: An abrasive bundle of thin steel curls used for cleaning dishes.
  • Sheep: A type of woolly mammal with a greyish, cream-coloured coat.
  • Mushroom: A type of fungus. Many varieties are grey.
  • Brain: Brains are grey when dead.
  • Dolphin: A type of marine mammal.
  • Elephant: A grey mammal known for its large size, ears and tusks.
  • Manta Ray: A type of large ray found in tropical waters. Has a white belly and dark grey top.
  • Mouse: A small rodent with fur that varies from white, grey and brown.
  • Pill Bug: Also known as a slater or armadillidiidae! A small type of woodlice with a shiny grey-brown shell.
  • Stapler: An office tool used to drive staples into wads of paper.
  • Staples: A small metal pin used to hold pieces of paper together.
  • Garbage Can: A metal receptacle for storing rubbish before it’s disposed of or recycled.
  • Beluga Whale: A type of whale that’s also known as the white whale. A very light grey.
  • Narwhal: A toothed whale with a long tusk.
  • Northern Bottlenose Whale: A type of beaked whale with dark grey colouring and a white belly.
  • Kookaburra: A type of kingfisher known for its loud “laugh”.
  • Lemur: A primate with a long, striped tail.
  • Fence: A barrier used around areas and buildings to protect what’s inside and keep intruders out.
  • Gate: Similar to a fence, but usually only refers to the exit/entry part of the fence.
  • Barbed Wire: A spiked, barbed barrier placed on top of fences to make it harder/more dangerous for intruders to get in. 
  • Television: A device used for receiving broadcasts and tv shows.
  • Laptop: A portable computer.
  • Computer: A machine used to run programs.
  • Tablet: A type of portable computer which is just a screen without a keyboard.
  • Fan: A cooling device that uses a series of spinning blades to push air around.
  • Oven: A device used to bake, roast or otherwise cook food.
  • Heater: A machine used to heat up the air in a certain area.
  • Printer: An office machine used to print out 2D documents.
  • Toaster: A kitchen device used to heat up bread until it’s slightly brown and crispy.
  • Waffle Iron: A kitchen device used to cook waffles.
  • Radio: A machine used to broadcast and receive radio waves in order to listen to songs and shows.
  • Grill: A hot plate consisting of a series of metal bars.
  • Fridge: A machine used to keep food cool.
  • Freezer: A machine used to freeze food in order to preserve it for a long time.
  • Microwave: Used to heat up food quickly.
  • Vacuum Cleaner: A floor cleaning device that sucks up dust and dirt from surfaces.
  • Lift: A machine that is used to transport people between floors.
  • Train: A type of transport made up of multiple large carriages. Used as public transport (generally) and can carry many people far distances.
  • Dreamcast: An old type of gaming console with a grey body.
  • Bicycle Spokes: The thin metal bars that radiate out in a bicycle wheel. Used to strengthen and stabilise the wheel.
  • Kettle: A type of pot that is used to heat up and boil water.
  • Leafblower: A gardening tool that uses strong gusts of air to tidy leaves and rubbish.
  • Chainsaw: A gardning tool used to cut down trees and logs.
  • Hairdryer: A grooming device used to style and dry hair.
  • Hair Curler: A handheld device used to curl hair using heat.
  • Shaver: A small grooming device used to cut facial hair in a uniform and precise way.
  • Microphone: An audio device used to amplify sound (usually vocals).
  • Rice Cooker: Cooking pot specifically for cooking rice, although other foods can be cooked in it too.
  • Chain: A link of metal rings.
  • Fence: A mesh made up of layers of chain links.
  • Knife: An eating utensil used to cut food.
  • Fork: Eating utensil with prongs. Used to spear food and pick it up.
  • Spoon: An eating utensil with a small bowl shape. Used to scoop up soft foods.
  • Blade: The sharp part of a knife.
  • Pot: A large-bellied container used to cook food.
  • Flute: A small, thin woodwind instrument.
  • Key: A small serrated piece of metal used to open locks.
  • Thermos: An insulated container used to maintain the temperature of the liquid inside.
  • Knitting Needle: Long, thin metal tubes used to knit. Usually used in pairs.
  • Nail Clipper: A small grooming tool used to clip fingernails and toenails.
  • Needle: A small, sharp pieces of metal used to pierce through paper and fabric.
  • Paperclip: A bent piece of thin metal used to hold a few sheets of paper together.
  • Keyring: A metal ring used to keep and organise keys.
  • Steel Ruler: A ruler made out of steel rather than plastic or wood.
  • Jewelry: Silver jewelry can look a glossy, shiny grey in colour.
  • Ring: A piece of jewelry worn around the finger. Can be made in silverm titanium, rhodium or white gold.
  • Bracelet: A piece of jewelry worn around the wrist.
  • Necklace: Jewelry worn around the neck.
  • Pendant: The decorative piece hung on a necklace.
  • Anklet: A piece of jewelry worn around the ankle.
  • Eyelash Curler: A grooming/beauty tool used to curl one’s eyelashes.
  • Dumbbell: A piece of gym equipment. A hand weight used for weight-bearing exercises.
  • Kettlebell: A round weight with a handle on it. Used for gym exercises.
  • Barbell: A bar with weights on either side.
  • Weight Plate: A weighted disc which is used to load barbells.
  • Exercise Machine: A category of gym equipment which isn’t a free weight.
  • Drinking Fountain: A public utility for drinking free water.
  • Chisel: A handheld woodworking tool for chipping out channels of wood.
  • Cheese Grater: A kitchen utensil used for shredding cheese.
  • Corkscrew: A kitchen utensil for pulling the cork out of wine safely.
  • Whisk: A utensil for aerating mixtures as you beat them.
  • Wok: A type of pot used for high-heat, high-speed cooking.
  • Foil: Thin sheets of aluminium used to wrap food to keep it warm.
  • Dishwasher: A machine used to automatically wash dishes.
  • Pipe: Tubes used in plumbing.
  • Iron: A laundry item used to flatten out the wrinkles in clothing and fabric using heat.
  • Scissors: A handheld tool used to cut paper and other thin materials.
  • Silo: A large container used for mass, long-term storage.
  • Tongs: Kitchen tool used for lifting and mixing foods.
  • Metal Stairs: A construction designed to bridge vertical distances.
  • Railing: A construction used to keep spaces safe from falling.
  • Roofing: The top covering of a building that protects it from rain and weather.
  • Sink: A bowl-shaped fixture used for washing hands.
  • Hinge: A mechanical fixture connecting two solid objects.
  • Saw: A woodworking tool used for cutting through wood.
  • Xylophone: A musical instrument consisting of metal bars that emit a sound when struck.
  • Crowbar: Also known as a wrecking bar, prybar, pinch-bar or prisebar. A tool used to pry things apart or open.
  • Wrench: Also known as a spanner. A tool used to provide grip when turning objects.
  • Pliers: A hand tool used to improve grip.
  • Anchor: A metal weight used to hold a vessel in the same place and prevent it from drifting.
  • Safety Pin: A small metal pin used to hold fabric together.
  • Thimble: A protective covering for the fingertips to prevent them from being pricked while sewing.
  • Skillet: A heavy, uncoated cooking pan.
  • Buckle: A fastening device used for securing two loose ends together.
  • Girder: A metal support beam used in construction. Commonly used for horizontal strength and support.
  • Pylon: A support structure.
  • Teapot: A small pot with a handle and spout used for holding and pouring hot tea.
  • Watch: A timekeeping device worn on the wrist.
  • Shovel: A gardening tool used to break apart soil and dig holes.
  • Zipper: A type of clothing fastener.
  • Wheelbarrow: A gardening tool used to transport and hold twigs, leaves, mulch and bits of rubbish.
  • Bucket: A watertight cylinder commonly used for carrying water.
  • Trough: A trench used for water or food, commonly used for feeding animals.
  • Tap: A valve used for turning water on and off.
  • Golf Club: A tool used in playing golf. Used to hit the ball across the green.
  • Scales: A device used for measuring weight.
  • Lighter: A small tool used for lighting fires.
  • Gas Burner: A cooking device used to light and manage fire.
  • Axe: A handheld tool used to cut wood.
  • Lamp: A type of spot lighting.
  • Blisterpack: The foil packaging for medication and pills.
  • Mailbox: Also known as a letterbox. A personal dropbox for mail.
  • Bullet: A small piece of metal that is propelled from a gun.
  • Sconce: A light fixture that is attached to the wall rather than the ceiling.
  • Shears: A pair of strong, hefty scissors used to prune leaves
  • Trowel: A small tool used for digging or smoothing soil and dirt.
  • Rake: A gardening implement used to aerate soil, collect leaves, hay, grass and other bits and pieces.
  • Hoe: A tool used to shape soil and move weeds and crops.
  • Sword: A long, bladed weapon.
  • Lathe: A machine that rotates and is used for helping to cut, sand, drill, knurl and otherwise form tools.
  • Dagger: A short bladed weapon.
  • Microscope: A scientific tool used for magnification.
  • Handlebars: Metal bars used for stability, balance and steering.
  • Motorcycle: A two-wheeled vehicle.
  • Car: A four-wheeled vehicle.
  • Sieve: A kitchen tool used for separating different materials or smoothing out lumps.
  • Mixing Bowl: A large bowl used for mixing different ingredients together.
  • Baking Tray: A metal tray used for baking pastries and cookies.
  • Colander: A kitchen tool used for drying washed ingredients or draining water.
  • Measuring Spoon: A spoon used to assist in measuring out ingredients in baking.
  • Guitar String: Some guitar strings are made of stainless steel.
  • Cello String: Cello strings are commonly made of steel.
  • Cooling Rack: An elevated mesh tray where baked goods rest while they cool.
  • Katana: A long Japanese sword.
  • Pitchfork: An agricultural tool with a long handle and tines. Used for lifting and moving pitch, hay and straw.
  • Canon: A weapon used for firing cannonballs.
  • Shuriken: A Japanese throwing star.
  • Bayonet: A knife attached to the muzzle of a rifle.
  • Rifle: A long-barrelled firearm.
  • Telescope: An optical instrument used to make distant objects look magnified.
  • Revolver: Also known as a wheel gun. A hangun with a revolving cylinder.
  • Hatchet: A small, single-handed axe.
  • Fender: The metal covering over a car’s grill.
  • Carabiner: A small metal shackle.
  • Propeller: A rotating device with blades used to propel something along.
  • Candlestick: A holder for candles.
  • Russian Blue: A cat breed with short, silvery fur.
  • Chartreux: A rare French breed of cat.
  • British Shorthair: A pedigree of the traditional British domestic cat. A solid grey-blue coat and a stocky body.
  • Korat: A blue-grey cat with a small build.
  • Balinese: A soft, fluffy car withdark grey paws, ears and face.
  • Brazilian Shorthair: A breed of cat with short, dense grey hair.
  • Egyptian Mau: A short-haired cat breed which is grey with darker grey spots.
  • Siamese: A largely white cat with a grey face, ears, tail and paws.
  • Snowshoe (cat): A breed of cat that looks similar to a Siamese but slightly fluffier.
  • Devon Rex: A tall-eared, short-haired cat with an entirely smoky grey body.
  • Siberian Husky: A medium-large sized working dog breed with a fluffy coat.
  • Weimaraner: A large dog with a short coat that is greyish brown.
  • Alaskan Malamute: A large breed of domestic dog originally bred for use as a sled-pulling dog.
  • Greyhound: A slim, long-legged dog unethically used for racing.
  • Whippet: A medium-sized dog breed that looks like a smaller greyhound.
  • Old English Sheepdog: An early type of herding dog which has a long, shaggy coat with white and grey patches.
  • Irish Wolfhound: A large breed of dog with a shaggy grey coat.
  • Keeshond: A medium-sized dog breed with a long, fluffy coat and light grey colouring.
  • Norwegian Elkhound: A dog that was originally bred as a hunter, herder and defender.
  • Affenpinscher: A small, terrier-like dog with a shaggy, wiry coat.
  • Great Dane: A large, German breed of dog known for their size and pointed ears.
  • Schnauzer: A medium-sized dog breed known for their little beard.
  • Thai Ridgeback (dog): A medium-large dog breed with a short coat.
  • Poodle: A dog breed known for their curly coat.
  • Siberian (cat): A breed of Russian domestic cat with a long, fluffy grey coat.
  • Scottish Fold: A domestic cat with a densely-packed coat and ears that fold over.
  • Sphynx: A hairless cat with pink and grey patchy skin.
  • Nebelung: A pedigree breed of domestic cat with long, dense fur and a particularly fluffy tail.
  • American Shorthair: A domestic cat breed with a soft, fluffy coat.
  • Hematite: An iron oxide with a dark grey colour.
  • Concrete: A composite material made of fine grains mixed with cement paste.
  • Glass:A transparent solid which is formed by melting sand or silica.
  • Brick: A piece of building material traditionally made of clay.
  • Cement: A type of binder used in construction that hardens and adheres, binding other materials together.
  • Besser Block: A rectangular block used in building construction. Also known as a concrete masonry unit, or CMU.
  • Paver: A paving stone or tile used for exterior floors. Commonly made of concrete.
  • Tile: A thin piece of ceramic, stone or metal that is used for covering roofs, floors or walls. A decorative and functional object.
  • Cobblestone: A building material used for roads, pavement, buildings and streets.
  • Bitumen: Also known as asphalt. A stickly, black, viscous form of petroleum used in construction and most commonly, road-building.
  • Road: A constructed path for travsering between two places. ommonly made of bitumen, a grey building material.
  • Sardine: Also known as a pilchard. A small fish in the herring family. Has a silvery body.
  • Oyster: A type of mollusc that lives in marine or brackish habitats.
  • African Grey Parrot: Also known as the Congo Grey Parrot or simly the grey parrot. A medium-sized parrot with grey feathers and a black bill.
  • Marabou Stork: A large wading bird in the stork family. Has large, grey wings, a pinkish head and neck, and a white belly.
  • Palm Cockatoo: Also known as the Goliath Cockatoo or great black cockatoo. A large bird with dark grey feathers and red undereyes.
  • Victoria Crowned Pigeon: A large pigeon with blue and grey feathers with a lace-like crest.
  • Grey Diamonds: Rarer than yellow or blue diamonds, but priced similarly to clear diamonds.
  • Grey Moonstone: A glossy gemstone with a grey hue.
  • Grey Agate: A grey gemstone with varied grey bands.
  • Spinel: A metamorphic mineral which is used as a semiprecious gemstone.
  • Dolomite: A carbonate mineral with white, grey and silvery-grey colouring.
  • Mother of Pearl: Also known as nacre. A composite material composed by some molluscs as an inner layer for their shell. A pearlescent, subtle rainbow colouring.
  • Black Pearl: Also known as Tahitian pearls. A gem made by black lip oysters. Dark grey-black in colour.
  • Grey Laboradorite: Also known as plagioclase. A type of mineral in the feldspar family. Has a banded grey colouring.
  • Grey Chalcedony: A type of silica made of quartz and moganite. Has an interesting, nubbly texture and a purplish-grey hue.
  • Fluorite: Also called fluorspar. A type of calcium fluoride that comes in many different colours, including grey.
  • Grey Tourmaline: A semiprecious stone that is found in many colours.
  • Graphite: Also known as plumbago. A type of carbon used in pencils and lubricants.
  • Metal: A shiny grey material that conducts electricity and heat well.
  • Aluminium: A chemical element with a silvery colour. The world’s most abundant metal.
  • Solder: A metal alloy used to fuse other materials together.
  • Grey Quartz: Aslso known as smoky quartz. A translucent grey semiprecious stone.
  • Tourmalinated Quartz: Clear white quartz with pieces of black tourmaline within.
  • Mercury: A metallic chemical element also known as quicksilver. A silvery element used in thermometers.
  • Rhodium: A chemical element with a silvery-white colour.
  • Beryllium: A chemical element with a dark grey colouring. Fairly rare.
  • Slate: A fine-grained metamorphic rock. Ranges from light to dark grey.
  • Bismuth: A chemical element known for its interesting angles and patterns (naturally occurring).
  • Limestone: A sedimentary rock commonly used as a building material.
  • Catfish: A family of fish with ray-fins. Known for their “cat’s whiskers”.
  • Quartzite: A hard metamorphic rock with a light grey colouring which can be varied or banded.
  • Chromium: A chemical element with a steely-grey colour and lustrous finish.
  • Gallium: A chemical element with a silvery colour. Alloys are commonly used in thermometers as a non-toxic mercury alternative.
  • Steel: An alloy of iron and carbon. Has high strength and is cheap to produce. Commonly used in buildings, tools, ships, trains, weapons and cookware.
  • Garlic: A type of onion with shiny greyish-cream skin.
  • Cast Iron: A type of iron-carbon alloys. Brittle with a low melting point and good wear resistance.
  • Carbon: An element with a dark grey colour. A common element in all known life and the second most abundant element in the human body.
  • Silicon: A chemical element with a blue-grey colour and a low lustre.
  • Cobalt: An element found in the Earth’s crust. Is hard, lustrous and silvery grey.
  • Billon: An alloy of precious metals (usually silver) used to make coins and medals.
  • Uranium: A silvery-white, subtly radioactive metal.
  • Magnesium: A shiny grey metal which is lightweight and low-density.
  • Titanium: A lustrous, silvery metal.
  • Zinc: A slightly brittle metal with a silvery colour.
  • Nickel: A glossy, silvery-white metal with a subtle gold tinge.      
  • Tungsten: Also known as wolfram. A rare metal which is glossy and grayish white.
  • Howlite: A prismatic mineral with a smokey grey colouring. Used as a semiprecious stone.
  • Petalite: Also known as castorite. Can be colourless, grey, yellow or white.
  • Magnetite: A tyep of iron ore that can be magnetised.
  • Pyrite: Also known as fool’s gold. A type of iron sulfide with a metallic sheen.
  • Jasper: A type of quartz used as a semiprecious stone. Is known for itsdistinctive reddish-brown colours and grey tones.
  • Marble: A metamorphic rock known for its distinctive grey, white and black banding.
  • Seagull: Also known simply as gulls. Known for their loud caws and are commonly found at the beach.
  • Gneiss: A common metamorphic rock formed by high temperatures and high pressure.
  • Tuna: Also known as tunny. A saltwater fish which is part of the mackerel family.
  • Cow Shark: A type of shark with an additional pair of gills. Considered the most primitive of all sharks. ALso known as the bluntnose sixgill shark.
  • Mackerel: A common type of fish with vertical back stripes and deeply forked tails.
  • Requiem Shark: A type of migratory shark that live in warm seas, including brackish and fresh water. Has a dark grey body and a white belly.
  • Ground Shark: A type of shark that includes weasel sharks, requiem sharks, finback catsharks, false catsharks and others.
  • Angelshark: A yellowish-grey shark that inhabits sandy seabeds.
  • Whale Shark: A type of filter-feeding carpet shark. The largest known fish species. Has a dark grey body with white spots.
  • Basking Shark: The second-largest living shark (after the whale shark). Eats plankton and has greyish-brown, mottled skin.
  • Shortfin Mako Shark: Also known as the blue pointer or bonito shark. A large mackerel shark that is also known simply as the mako shark.
  • Manganite: A mineral composed of manganese oxide-hydroxide. Has dark grey to black colouring.
  • Thresher Shark: Large sharks that are listed as vulnerable to extinction. They are popular sport fish that are also unethically hunted for meat, liver, skin and fins.
  • Bull Shark: Also known as the zambezi shark. A type of requiem shark that is usually found in shallow, warm coastal waters.
  • Oceanic Whitetip Shark: Has a few names: Brown Milbert’s sand bar shark, the lesser white shark, nigano shark, silvertip shark, brown shark and oceanic white-tipped whaler. A large requiem shark that lives in warm, tropic seas.
  • Nurse Shark: A robust fish with a slow, calm nature. Used a lot in research as they are very tolerant of capture, handling and tagging.
  • Lemon Shark: A shark that can grow up to 3.4 metres. Usually found in subtropical shallows and live in groups.
  • Megamouth Shark: A type of deepwater shark that filter-feeds on plankton and jellyfish.
  • Dolostone: Also known as dolomite. A type of sedimentary carbonate rock containing a lot of dolomite.
  • Papers/Literature: A thin writing substrate made by pressing together moist fibres of cellulose. Also used as a craft material. Grey papers are favoured in charcoal and pencil sketches.
  • Blue-eye Trevalla: Also known as the blue-eyed cod, the Antarctic butterfish, bluenose warehou, deepsea trevally, and bluenose sea bass. They feed on fish, molluscs and are also cannibalistic.
  • Bass Groper: ALso known as the Atlantic wreckfish or stone bass. A ray-finned fish commonly found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans.
  • Caribbean Reef Shark: A type of requiem shark found in tropical waters. Has a streamlined grey-silver body.
  • Caribbean Roughshark: A shark that lives in the Caribbean Sea. A slow-moving predator.
  • Crested Bullhead Shark: An uncommon species of bullhead shark with a stout, brown-grey body.
  • Frilled Shark: A shark found in the Atlantic and Pacific ocean. Often referred to as a living fossil. Has a greyish-brown, eel-like body.
  • Gray Reef Shark: A type of requiem shark with a broad snout and large eyes.
  • Goblin Shark: A rare deep-sea shark sometimes referred to as a living fossil. Has a long, flattened snout and sharp, nail-like teeth. Thought to be quite sluggish.
  • Japanese Sawshark: A type of sawshark with a maximum length of 1.36 metres. Lives in the northwest Pacific Ocean.
  • Leopard Shark: A type of houndshark with a striking striped pattern across its back.
  • Pacific Sleeper Shark: A sleeper shark that lives in the continental shelves and slopes in the North Pacific.
  • Silvertip Shark: A large type of requiem shark that appears in the Indian and Pacific oceans. Looks like a grey reef shark, but larger and sturdier.
  • Inca Tern: A bird with a dark grey body, red beak and feet and white “moustache”.
  • Brown Treecreeper: An Australasian treecreeper with a grey-brown body.
  • Channel-billed Cuckoo: A type of cuckoo which is the largest brood parasite. Found in Australia, Indonesia and New Guinea.
  • Gang-gang Cockatoo: A bird with grey feathers and a red crest. Known for its distinctive call.
  • Grey Shrike-thrush: Also known as the grey thrush. A small songbird native to Australasia. Has a light grey body and a darker brown beak.
  • Jacky Winter: A small robin found in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Named for its vocalisations which sound similar to the words “jacky-jacky winter-winter”.
  • Western Blue Groper: A species of wrasse native to southern Australia. Has a large, dark grey body.
  • Little Penguin: The smallest penguin species. Grows to an average height of 33cm. Also known as fairy penguins.
  • West Australian Dhufish: Also known as the West Australian pearl perch. A fish native to Shark Bay (Western Australia).
  • Blue Morwong: Also known the porae. A smallish, silvery-blue fish.
  • Silver Sweep: A tyep of sea chub that are common in Australia’s east coast.
  • Salmon: A type of ray-fnned fish.
  • Mulloway: A silvery to bronze coloured fish. Also known as the butterfish, kingfish, river kingfish and dusky kob.
  • Marlin: A large fish with a spear-like snout and long dorsal fin.
  • Barracuda: A large, silvery fish known for its fierce predatory behaviour.
  • Tiger Shark: A type of requiem sharkfound in tropical and temperate waters. Has dark stripes down the side of its body resembling a tiger’s hide which fades as the shark ages.
  • Hammerhead Shark: A type of shark with an unusually wide and flat head.
  • White Shark: Also known as the great white, white pointer, or greate white shark. The most feared shark known for its large size and fabled ferocity.
  • Sawfish: Also known as the carpenter shark. A type of ray with a long, flat nose with sharp teeth protruding outwards.
  • Silver Cobbler: Also known as the Lake Argyle Catfish, Midgley’s catfish, the Ord River catfish or the Shovel-nosed catfish.
  • Western Sooty: Also known as the sooty tern. A seabird of tropical oceans with dark grey wings and mask and a white neck and belly.
  • Sand Shark: Also known as sand tiger sharks, grey nurse sharks, or ragged tooth sharks. These are greyish-brown mackerel sharks that are found in tropical waters.
  • Mackerel Shark: A category of shark which includes great whites, goblin sharks and the megamouth shark.
  • Tailor: Also known as bluefish, shad and elf. Popuolar as both game and food.
  • Noisy Miner: A grey bird in the honeyeater family. Has a black “mask” over the face and yellow beak and feet.
  • Red Wattlebird: A small bird native to South Australia. The second-largest species of honeyeater.
  • Nail Polish: Nail polishes can come in glossy and matte greys.
  • Tasmanian Native Hen: A stocky, flightless bird. A dark blue-grey in colour.
  • Barramundi: Also known as the Asian sea bass. Has a long body with a larger mouth and silvery, yellow-grey body.
  • Obsidian: A type of igneous rock that is made when lava rapidly cools with a minimal amount of crystal growth.
  • American Dipper: Also known as a water ouzel. A smoky grey bird with white feathers on the eyelids.
  • Grey Flycatcher: A small bird with pale grey colouring that is darker on the wings and tail.
  • Dusky Robin: A small bird native to Tasmania. A brown feathered species that lives in open woodland.
  • Masked Lapwing: Also known as the masked plover, spur-winger plover or simply plover. A long-legged bird native to Australia with grey-brown wings and a yellow beak.
  • Masked Woodswallow: A medium-sized species of woodswallow with grey wings and a black masked face.
  • Pallid Cuckoo: A type of cuckoo native to Australia. A grey bird with disctinctive tail markings.
  • Snowflake Obsidian: Obsidian with white patches called phenocryst that resemble small snowflakes.

We hope this list of grey things was useful and that you found what you needed!

We did our best to cover all of the varied meanings of “grey” with our visual gallery of grey things and descriptive list. But if you feel there’s something we missed, please feel free to let us know and leave a comment.

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