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 Himalayan Quail

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Common name
Ophrysia superciliosa  Scientific name 
Galliformes Order
Phasianidae Family   
25cm               Length
Temperate shrubland, grassland between 1,650 - 2,400 m Habitat
No data no recordings since1876 Clutch Eggs
Food Diet
Seen in coveys of 5-12 birds. Habits
232 WORLD No
 Critically Endangered    BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Status

Painting Edward Lear all rights reserved          

Slideshow courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds all rights reserved

Although it has not been seen since 1876 there is a chance that it survives in the remote wilderness where it was last seen.


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