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Himalayan Quail

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The species Himalayan Quail is possibly extinct.

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Artwork by spizaetos
Artwork by spizaetos
Ophrysia superciliosa



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.


Western Himalayas in north-western India.


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




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



BirdLife International. 2008. Species factsheet: Ophrysia superciliosa. Downloaded from on 25/12/2008.

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