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A female red kangaroo.
- ‘Both, he explained, were red kangaroos but one in five are born grey coloured, known as 'blue flyers'.’
- ‘As we rode along the track, we saw red kangaroos, including the females which are called blue flyers.’
- ‘Females, sometimes called blue flyers, are bluish gray and are smaller and faster than the males, reaching speeds of up to 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour).’
- ‘Males are usually twice the size of females and are red in colour, the females tend to be a blue/grey and are nicknamed blue flyers.’
- ‘Cape Range wildlife abounds with red kangaroos and blue flyers, emus, bungerras, bustards and unique wildflowers.’
Mid 19th century: blue, because the female has blue-grey fur.
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