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Himalayan Quail

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The species Himalayan Quail is possibly extinct.


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Artwork by spizaetos
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Ophrysia superciliosa

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Identification

Male - slate-grey, tinged with olive above, and with black edgings to the sides of the feathers, a black, head streaked with white, and black under-tail-coverts spotted with white; female - brown, spotted with black centres to the feathers and the face a sort of pinkish grey. The bill is red, bright coral in the male and dusky in the female, and the legs are dull red.

Distribution

Western Himalayas in north-western India.

Status

Classified as Critically Endangered in the 2008 IUCN Red List.1 No reliable records since 1876.

Taxonomy

Monotypic.

Habitat

Steep slopes with long grass and scrub at altitudes of 1 650 to 2 400 m.

Behaviour

References

BirdLife International. 2008. Species factsheet: Ophrysia superciliosa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2008.

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