Brooklyn Man Searching For Missing Opera-Singing Parrot

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.

  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  • Cara

    Well I don’t think this man MEANT to put his bird at risk, I think he’s just one of those people who thinks it’s appropriate to take his pet everywhere. I had an English professor in college, a rather eccentric woman, but a brilliant scholar of old English literature, the head of the English department, and someone English majors (which I was) were required to deal with, and she loved her pet cat (the cat’s name was Chaucer), she loved the cat so much, and couldn’t bear to be apart from him, to the point where the cat would come with her to teach her classes, or to meet seniors in her office & discuss their thesis papers. Sure, it was odd to be sitting in a college class and have a cat slurping milk, or napping in a windowsill, in the same room.

    Anyway, I think the man who took the opera-singing parrot everywhere with him is like the English professor who took her cat to class…they mean well, they love their pets, and they either don’t realize, or don’t care, how odd they look to the rest of us.

    • Meme Meyagi


  • Amused but not misled

    Since the wings were not clipped of course the bird can always fly away at the first spoking. Dummy! The bird if friendly will eventually hit of someone of the oposite sex. Parrots are smart that way- like his Amazon parrot was.

    I am sure he is heart broken too.

    • Sam

      The article indicates that the bird had its wings clipped. So it could not fly very far.

      • Amused but not misled


        A bird with his wings clipped can not fly upwards. They just leave enough feathers so it can do a controlled fall and does not hurt.

        Problem is you have to keep clipping the wing feathers. It’s like fingernails – they grow back. Clipping the wings 6 month ago no longer means anything. Or ever will unless clipped again.


  • kerrie

    This moron just had to show off and put his bird at risk.

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