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.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Creature Feature #593: Pitohui

The Pitohui are six species of Passerine, endemic to New Guinea. Several of the species - the Variable and this Hooded - are noted for being toxic. This is probably acquired from their omnivorous diet, which includes Choresine beetles, the same beetles that give their toxicity to the Poison Dart Frog. This acts to keep the bird free of parasites and may also, somewhat, deter predatation.

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