About the Project

The ZooTrophy Animal-a-Day project began on October 15th, 2013 as illustrator Angela "LemurKat" Oliver began working her way, systematically but selectively, through the alphabet and presenting, via social media, an illustrated animal to the world. Daily.

All pieces are drawn as 2.5 x 3.5 inch collectible cards, using a combination of polychromos and prismacolor pencils, along with other art materials. Many are still available for purchase ($10) or trade, so drop her an email if anything captures your eye or if there is an animal you wish to request.

It is predicted this project will take her at least two years to complete - with approximately 36 animals being drawn for each letter. She has also used the images to create a collectible hardback encyclopedia series, playing cards and a desk calendar, as well as the ZooTrophy collectible trading card game.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Creature Feature #348: Jacamar

Jacamar are small, brightly coloured birds of South and Central America. His diet is insectivorous. He sits and waits, with beak raised, until a butterfly, dragonfly or moth flutters past, then he snatches it on the wing. It is then beaten against a branch before being eaten. There are eighteen species, spread across five genera. The Rufous-tailed is the most common. Two to four eggs are laid in a burrow or a termite mound. Jacamar are generally considered to be monogamous, and some may engage in co-operative breeding, with several adults sharing the duties. Chicks hatch covered in down.

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