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Bird on fire - first of ostriches (8)


I believe the answer is:


'bird' is the definition.
(flamingo is a kind of bird)

'fire first of ostriches' is the wordplay.
'fire' becomes 'flaming' (synonyms).
'first of ostriches' becomes 'o' (1st letter of 'ostriches').

'on' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for flamingo that I've seen before include "Pretty bird" , "Tall wading bird" , "Exotic bird" , "Long-legged wader" , "Pink wader" .)

I've seen this clue in The Daily Express.
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