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, March 9, 2015

Creature Feature #506: Nightingale

The Nightingale is a relatively dull-coloured Old World flycatcher. The male is famed for his beautiful call - considered one of the most beautiful sounds in nature. It contains whistles, trills and gurgles.  Unpaired males will sing regularly at night, probably to attract mates, whereas a paired male will sing at dawn, during the sunrise chorus, to defend his territory. Nightingale are found in open woodland and scrub of Europe and south-west Asia, joining the migration south, to West Africa, for winter.

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