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.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Creature Feature #469: Mockingbird

The Mockingbird is one of nature's mimics. He can replicate the songs of other birds and even insects, often in rapid succession. These are used, along with flight displays, to attract a mate. Once paired, he retains a monogamous relationship, albeit a flimsy one, as the male may continue singing and the female may investigate newcomer males. This medium-sized passerine is also known for his intelligence; he is able to recognise individual humans, particularly those that have proved a threat to him. He follows an omnivorous diet of insects, seeds, arthropods and fruit.

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