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.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

#670: Royal Flycatcher

The Royal Flycatcher is a member of the Tyrant Flycatcher Family. He makes his home in South America, with four subspecies (or possibly species). He is characterised by his striking crest of orange-red feathers, which he raises in courtship displays and when being handled. The Amazonian subspecies builds a very long, hanging nest over water. This protects it from predation. As his name suggests, his diet consists almost exclusively of insects. These are plucked from the air or taken from leaves.

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