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Common Birds in Malaysia Sound Dataset Project

posted Sep 19, 2020, 10:08 PM by MUHAMMAD MUN`IM AHMAD ZABIDI   [ updated Sep 27, 2020, 11:20 PM ]
We're going to make a dataset!

  1. Refer to (https://www.mygardenbirdwatch.com/?cur=page/page&id=4&title=BIRD_ID) to get the 28 most common Malaysian birds.
  2. Remove birds not found in Sabah/Sarawak. (3 removed)
  3. Pick top 10 from the list in 2019. Refer to (https://www.mygardenbirdwatch.com/?cur=bird/result&date=2010). Three birds are not common in Sabah/Sarawak (starred).


4.    Pick the remaining form list from (1).  We're left with 25:


5.    Remove those with data in Xeno-canto restricted or less than 1 hour of recordings. Now down to 13 species. Total duration for all 13 species is more 76 hours (76:48:25 or 276,505 seconds to be exact). At 44.1 kHz sampling rate, that's 24 GB uncompressed. Let's download all these sounds and then filter some more until we go down to 10 species.

Urban8k has 8732 labeled sound clips from 10 classes at 4 second each clip. That's 34,928 seconds. From the 276k seconds, we could end up with a smaller sample set after removing the silent passages. We can only know after the work is done.

 English name Scientific name FG Recordings Rank (count) Rank (audio) Dur. FG+BG Shortlist
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 1866 1 1 49:09:50
Rock Dove Columba livia 147 2 4 1:44:39
Asian Glossy Starling Aplonis panayensis 46 3 8 0:26:39  
Yellow-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus goiavier 83 4 7 1:16:10 ✓ 
House Crow Corvus splendens 129 5 6 1:03:04
Javan Myna Acridotheres javanicus (30) 6    
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis 232 7 2 8:22:46
Spotted Dove Spilopelia chinensis 150 8 3 1:23:56
Zebra Dove Geopelia striata 112 9 5 1:08:04
Oriental Magpie-robin Copsychus saularis (401) 10    
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus 253   11 2:38:31
Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis 238   12 3:33:56
Common Iora Aegithina tiphia 214   13 1:59:15
Olive-backed Sunbird Cynniris jugularis 174   14 1:56:14
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus 134   15 1:28:23
Striated Heron Butorides striata 127   16 0:30:53  
Ashy Tailorbird Orthotomus ruficeps 108   17 1:04:45 ✓ 
Brown-throated Sunbird Anthreptes malacensis 83   18  0:49:16  
Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata 79   19  0:36:07  
Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus 51   20 0:21:40  
Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica 44   21  0:19:46  
Common Flameback Dinopium javanense 31   22  0:12:03  
Pied Triller Lalage nigra 25   23  0:07:27  
Blue-throated Bee-eater Merops viridis 28   24  0:15:49  
Pink-necked Green Pigeon Treron vernans 22   25  0:13:01  

 

Papers on datasets:

  • Salamon, Justin, Christopher Jacoby, and Juan Pablo Bello. "A dataset and taxonomy for urban sound research." Proceedings of the 22nd ACM international conference on Multimedia. 2014. Link at Researchgate.
  • Morfi, Veronica, et al. "NIPS4Bplus: a richly annotated birdsong audio dataset." PeerJ Computer Science 5 (2019): e223. Link at publisher.
  • Morfi, G. Automatic detection and classi cation of bird sounds in low-resource wildlife audio datasets. Diss. Queen Mary University of London, 2019. Link at Queen Mary.
  • Salamon, Justin, et al. "Towards the automatic classification of avian flight calls for bioacoustic monitoring." PLoS ONE 11.11 (2016): e0166866. LInk at publisher.

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