According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species has declined since the early 20th century. Current population size is unknown, and some believe it to be extinct. Threats to its persistence come from habitat disturbance due to energy production and mining, hunting and trapping, and also severe climatic conditions causing habitat shifting (BirdLife International 2018).
Cite this page along with its URL as: Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Ophrysia superciliosa (J.E. Gray, 1846) – Himalayan Quail. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/736/Ophrysia-superciliosa
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