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.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

#776: Uguisu

The Uguisu, or Japanese Bush Warbler, is more often heard than seen. He is noted for his musical call, which heralds the spring. Unfortunately, his songmanship has led to males being captured and kept in a cage.He sings to attract a female, and her eggs are laid in a cup-shaped nest, well hidden in the thicket. His diet is predominantly insectivorous. His guano is used in face cream, and advertised to smoothen and illuminate the skin.

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