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, March 13, 2016

#844: Woodpecker

The Woodpeckers are a wide-ranging Family of birds characterised by their sturdy bills. These are used for hammering on tree trunks, drilling or pulling off bark to expose the various crevices in which tasty grubs can be located. His brain is small, and positioned such that the repeated impact does not cause a concussion. The Woodpecker has a long, sticky tongue, covered in bristles, which he wraps around the edible morsels. Nests are constructed in cavities, generally in trees, although some species nest in cacti. Demand is always high among cavity-nesting birds, and competition can be fierce. Partnerships are generally monogamous.

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