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.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Creature Feature #408: Lapwing

Lapwings are crested members of the Plover family. There are a number of different species, spread across the world. This fellow is the only crested plover found in South America. He has benefited from the transformation of forests into grasslands, as it provides him with plenty of territory upon which to forage. His favoured diet is insects and other invertebrates. These he hunts using a wait-and-run technique and much of his foraging is done at night.

Here's his ZooTrophy card. These things are addictive to make - here's hoping they will also prove fun to collect!

(He's a dual waterways/grasslands.)

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