1. How to use this book. 2. Local lists of the birds of the Himalayas and Kashmir which have appeared in: i. The Ibis. ii. The journal of the Asiatic society. iii. The journal of the Bombay natural history society. A. Classification according to structural peculiarities: i. Bill. ii. Crest. iii. Tail. iv. Sexual dimorphism. B. Classification according to colour: i. Black. ii. Blue. iii. Brown. iv. Fawn colour. v. Green. vi. Grey. vii. Red. viii. White. ix. Yellow. x. Birds of many colours. C. Classification according to habits: i. Birds having remarkable cries. ii. Birds that commonly visit gardens. iii. Birds that associate in flocks. iv. Birds that dwell by streams. v. Birds that occur abundantly on, over, or on the margins of the lakes of the Kashmir valley. vi. Birds that move about on the trunks of trees in search of insects. vii. Birds that find much of their food on the ground. viii. Birds that capture insects on the wing. ix. Birds that spend great part of the day on the wing. Descriptive list of birds.