Himalayan Quail Ophrysia superciliosa


Baral, H. S.; Basnet, S.; Chaudhary, H.; Chaudhary, B.; Timsina, A.; Bidari, K. In prep. Search for a lost species Himalayan Quail Ophrysia superciliosa in the midhills of the far west Nepal.

Baral, H.S., Basnet, S., Chaudhary, H., Chaudary, B., Timsina, A. and Bidari, K. 2013. Search for the Critically Endangered Himalayan Quail Ophrysia superciliosa in far west Nepal. BirdingASIA 20: 70-75.

Bilimoria, N.F. 2013. Presumed Extinct. Garhwal Post: 8-9. 5th May 2013.

BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

Dunn, J.C., Buchanan, G.M., Cuthbert, R.J., Whittingham, M.J. and McGowan, P.J.K. 2015. Mapping the potential distribution of the Critically Endangered Himalayan Quail Ophrysia superciliosa using proxy species and species distribution modelling. Bird Conservation International: 1-13.

Kalsi, R. 2004. Survey and status of Himalayan Quail (Ophrysia superciliosa) in India: interim report.

Keane, A.M.; Carroll, J. P.; Fuller, R. A.; McGowan, P.J. K. in press. Partridges, quails, francolins, snowcocks, guineafowl and turkeys: status survey and conservation action plan 2005-2009. IUCN and WPA, Gland, Switzerland.

McGowan, P.J.K., Kirwan, G.M. and Sharpe, C.J. 2015. Himalayan Quail (Ophrysia superciliosa). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. and de Juana, E. (eds), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Negi, I. S. 2006. Is Mountain Quail extinct? Cheetal 45(3&4): 48-51.

Further resources

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Ophrysia superciliosa. Downloaded from on 18/10/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 18/10/2019.