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.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Creature Feature #514: Noisy Pitta

The Noisy Pitta can be found in the tropical rainforests of Australasia and Indonesia. He is a bird of the forest floor, foraging for worms, insects and snails, as well as fruit. He will often make use of stones as anvils, using these to smash the snails against repeatedly, until the shell crack and disgorge the contents.  Despite his bright colouration, he is more often heard than seen with a distinctive three-note call. Nests are dome-shaed structures, constructed on the ground in a concealed location.

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