Himalayan Quail

The Himalayan Quail is a medium-sized quail belonging to the pheasant family. It was last reported in 1876 and is feared extinct. This species was known from only 2 locations in the western Himalayas in Uttarakhand, north-west India. The last verifiable record was in 1876.

The Himalayan Quail is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

A pair of Himalayan Quails from Hume and Marshall's Game-birds of India, Burmah and Ceylon. Hume noted that the depiction was incorrect and that the plumage of the male (left) should have been almost black. Conservation status Critically Endangered (IUCN 3. More

Himalayan QuailThe Himalayan Quail, Ophrysia superciliosa is a medium-sized quail belong to the pheasant family. It was extremely rare and is feared extinct. This species is known with certainty only from 2 locations in the western Himalayas in Uttarakhand, north-west India. The last verifiable record was in 1876, despite a number of searches, but its continued survival cannot be ruled out as it may be difficult to detect. More

The Himalayan Quail is a beautiful bird with a bright red bill and striking black streaks marking it's body. There have only been very few individual sightings and these have mainly been reported from the area the expedition plans to cover. Siddharth has been informed by some of the locals that they have seen birds similar to the Himalayan quail. Join the effort to rediscover a bird presumed extinct by many. More

All records of the Himalayan Quail are in the altitude range of 1,650 to 2,400 m. They were seen in patches of tall grass ("high jungle grass", "tall seed-grass", see terai) and brushwood on steep hillsides, particularly on the crests of south- or east-facing slopes. Probably bred around September. The June specimen is a yearling male in moult. A. O. More

The Himalayan Quail, Ophrysia superciliosa is a medium-sized quail belonging to the pheasant family. It was extremely rare and is feared extinct. More

Himalayan Quail (Ophrysia superciliosa): The Himalayan Quail is a rare quail genus found only in the Himalayan Mountain regions and is probably extinct. Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica): The Japanese Quail is originally from Asia, though it is now raised around the world. Adult Japanese Quail measure twenty centimeters long and are very popular for domestic husbandry, used for both eggs and quail meat. More

The Himalayan Quail was described in 1846 from a specimen that was kept in a Liverpool aviary. The species seems to have occurred in the foothills of the western Himalayas between Naini Tal in Kumaon and Mussooree. Most of the ten specimens preserved in museums have been collected in that area during the late 1860s, at altitudes between 1,500 and 1,800 meters. More

Perdicula asiatica) The Himalayan Quail, Ophrysia superciliosa is a medium-sized Quail belonging to the pheasant family. Pheasants are a group of large Birds in the order Galliformes. Partridges are Birds in the Pheasant family Phasianidae. They are a non-migratory Old World group Grouse are a group of birds from the order Galliformes. Often considered a family Tetraonidae, the American Ornithologists' Union Birds ( class Aves) are bipedal endothermic ( Warm-blooded) Vertebrate animals that lay eggs. More

The thirst to search the Himalayan quail seems to have brought an Environment Planning Officer to Uttarakhand. This elusive galliform (Himalayan quail) has not been recorded with certainty since 1876 and continues to generate much interest among avid bird watchers. More

Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Genus : Ophrysia
Species : superciliosa
Authority : (Gray, 1846)
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