Visitors to the island will immediately recognize this rascal.
He is one of the musicians who wander up and down Ave Hidalgo, singing to the crowds for tips. He is best known for his signature song, The Little Black Dog. While singing it, he alternately imitates a bird, a dog and a cat. Very well too. I have seen him stop street dogs in their tracks when he does his dog imitation. I don't know his real name but I call him Bird Dog Cat Man.
Even though he is a very good singer, I rarely tip him. Why? Because his whole attitude pisses me off. Unlike the other wandering musicians on the street, he never solicits your approval before he starts singing away and making conversation very difficult. When he is done, he goes around with a little bag and acts totally disgusted if anybody dares not drop money into it. I didn't ask him to sing, he didn't ask to sing, he takes his chances then.
I do enjoy it though when his hugest drunken fan follows him around (pictured above), irritating him to no end by singing along and dancing. Now that is fun!