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Definition of blue flyer in English:


A female red kangaroo.
Example sentences
  • As we rode along the track, we saw red kangaroos, including the females which are called blue flyers.
  • 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.
  • 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).


Mid 19th century: blue, because the female has blue-grey fur.

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