It's called confidence -- in your ability to give it your BEST shot: "Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know." ~ Charles Kingsley
What's wrong with pigeons? They are bold, resourceful, varied, adaptable and sociable? They are useful, they can carry messages, they can take part in races and you can eat them. Flamingoes are pink and sort of pretty. Meh. I'll stick with the pigeons.