Featherbase, a Database of Feathers

…but maybe not the feathers you’d expect! 🤪 Sure, our feathers and wings may help you fly, but this particular database is for the birds, a collection for plumology! Featherbase consists of the personal collections from scientists and collectors worldwide, via flowingdata and bookofjoe:

In contrast to the conventional work of museums, Featherbase is much more oriented towards the general public, allowing not just enrolled scientists the opportunity to gain access to the collection, but anyone with an interest in studying birds and their feathers. Featherbase also frequently collaborates with scientific or educational organizations by offering images, data or teamwork in general.

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