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Brooklyn Man Searching For Missing Opera-Singing Parrot

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Captain and Allen Kirson (credit: YouTube)

Captain and Allen Kirson (credit: YouTube)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The search is on in Brooklyn for a talented parrot who loves to sing opera and dance.

The 25-year-old green and yellow Amazon parrot named Captain flew off the shoulder of his owner, Allen Kirson, as the two biked along Ocean Parkway in Kensington on Friday.

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg with Allen Kirson


Kirson said Captain had his wings clipped so he couldn’t have flown very far. He fears the bird may be in somebody’s backyard and could fall prey to a cat.

Kirson said Captain has many admirers who have enjoyed his performances at senior citizens homes and children’s hospitals.

“She was a ham,” Kirson told 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg. “If I played my harmonica she would almost always start singing along with that. But her real love was singing harmony — she has perfect pitch.”

Anyone who finds Captain is asked to call 347-350-5914.

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