Red kangaroos live in the central area of Australia. Their coloring, which is generally red, closely matches the red soil of the Australian desert outback, giving them a natural camouflage. Females' fur is often more blue-grey in color, and they are often referred to as "blue fliers." Red kangaroos don't see very well close up, but they can spot the slightest movement at great distances. This benefits them in their open desert habitat. Young reds become independent from their mother at an earlier age than the grey kangaroos. In their harsh environment, young kangaroos must learn quickly how to survive if they are to avoid predators such as dingos and eagles.