Appendix:Australian English terms for animals

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  • bities - biting insects
  • bitzer - a mongrel dog (bits of this and bits of that)
  • blowie - a common blow fly
  • bluey - a bluebottle
  • bluey - a blue cattle dog (named after its subtle markings)
  • boomer - a large male kangaroo
  • brumby - a wild horse
  • bunyip - a mythical outback creature
  • chook – a chicken, as in chook raffle, also used in New Zealand English
  • cleanskin - cattle that have not been branded, earmarked or castrated
  • cockie - a cockatoo
  • cockie - a cockroach
  • croc – a crocodile
  • dish-licker – a dog, often for greyhounds
  • dunny budgie - a blowfly
  • joey - a baby kangaroo
  • jumbuck - a sheep
  • kelpie - an Australian sheepdog originally bred from Scottish collie
  • mob - a family or herd (?) of kangaroos
  • mozzie or mozzy – a mosquito
  • muddy - a mud crab (a great delicacy)
  • roo - a kangaroo
  • yabby - a small inland freshwater crayfish found in Australia (Cherax destructor) (from Wembawemba)

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