A soprano duck

We have a special treat this afternoon: Tara Tanaka, after immense labor (true!), put together this video of a black-bellied whistling duck with a penchant for classical music. Be sure to turn the sound up and make the screen big.

Tara’s Vimeo page is here; her Flickr site is here, and the duck is Dendrocygna autumnalis.

Tara says, “Nothing to say about this, except I hope it makes you laugh.”  And clap!




  1. Ken Kukec
    Posted August 13, 2019 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    And here I thought these were the Soprano ducks:

    • Posted August 13, 2019 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

      He shouldn’t have been feeding them bread, though!

      • Posted August 13, 2019 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

        They probably would have had to pay him a lot more to throw a handful of freeze-dried meal worms in the pool :-).

        • Ken Kukec
          Posted August 13, 2019 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

          Yeah, I’m not sure Craft Services stocks meal worms, anyway. 🙂

        • BJ
          Posted August 13, 2019 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

          “Hey, we’re in the waste disposal business, Carm, not the meal worm procurement business! He wants meal worms he can pay for them!”

      • BJ
        Posted August 13, 2019 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

        Tony may have loved those ducks, but I doubt he was much for ornithology. He preferred boating and strippers.

    • BJ
      Posted August 13, 2019 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

      I really was expecting a duck that looked and acted like Tony. So…I was kind of disappointed by this one.

  2. Michael Fisher
    Posted August 13, 2019 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant Tara – some smart editing going on. I refuse to clap though – QuackQuack! is a more appropriate aducklation.

  3. Mark R.
    Posted August 13, 2019 at 4:05 pm | Permalink


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  5. Andrea Kenner
    Posted August 16, 2019 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Oh, that is wonderful! Bravo!

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