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, April 14, 2015

Creature Feature #542: Oriole

The name "Oriole" is given to two unrelated bird Families - one being in the New World, the other in the Old. This brightly coloured fellow is a New World Orchard Oriole. He occupies the eastern US, and extends down into Mexico during the winter months. He favours an omnivorous diet of insects, fruit, nectar and seeds, with insects being the focus during the summer breeding months.

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