Send the first search party to the Met: A New York man’s parrot, trained to sing opera, has gone missing after he flew away during a post-Thanksgiving bike ride. Captain, a 25-year-old green and yellow Amazon parrot, escaped from owner Allen Kirson’s shoulder in Brooklyn.
Kirson told the New York Post that he was biking with the parrot resting on his shoulder, as usual. “After several blocks I realized that he was no longer on my shoulder. I retraced my steps, but he was gone,” he said. He worries that his bird, which has performed at hospitals and senior citizens’ centers, could be attacked by a cat. Captain’s wings are clipped, so he cannot fly long distances.
Check out the pipes on this bird in a beachside performance below, and from his shower-curtain perch. Captain has perfected hitting the high notes in vibrato.