Dataset of bird feathers for visual categorization
We propose a novel dataset FeatherV1, containing 28,272 images of feathers categorized by 595 bird species. It was created to perform taxonomic identification of bird species by a single feather, which can be applied in amateur and professional ornithology. FeatherV1 is the first publicly available bird's plumage dataset for machine learning, and it can raise interest for a new task in fine-grained visual recognition domain.The FeathersV1 Dataset contains 28,272 feather images of the web-nature. The images are collected from feather forums, public websites, and search engines. Dataset is organized in simplified taxonomic order consisting of two layers, namely Order and Species. Each image contains cropped image of single feather of bird, sometimes with part of adjacent feathers of the same species.