Do you know the 60s song - a UK group, can't remember their name - called Pretty Flamingo? In which all the boys lust after this unattainable woman in a crimson dress who reminds them of a flamingo when she walks?
Not ornithologists! In fact, if they'd ever seen a real flamingo (with its head on upside down and those thi-i-in legs) they'd have known better. Catchy song, though. Bet nobody has ever named their daughter Flamingo after it!