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.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Creature Feature #384: Kiskadee

The Kiskadee is one of the largest Tyrant Flycatchers. He inhabits America, southwards from Texas and down through into central Argentina. Bold and brash, he is a common sight and has happily colonised urban areas. An opportunistic omnivore, he will pounce on rodents and insects, as well as  plucking fruit from the branches. To protect his territory, he aggresively mobs any raptors that might pass over, calling loudly in the process and thus alerting any potential prey to the presence of the predator.

(I'm not sure who wrote the wikipedia article for this bird, but they have a slightly pretentious edge to their tone, which makes it rather a delight to read).

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