The majority of the birds which are common in the Eastern Himalayas are also abundant in the western part of the range, and have in consequence been described already. In order to avoid repetition this chapter has been put into the form of a list. The list that follows includes all the birds likely to be seen daily by those who in summer visit Darjeeling and other hill-stations east of Nepal.
Of the birds which find place in the list only those are described which have not been mentioned in the essay on the common birds of the Western Himalayas.
Short accounts of all the birds that follow which are not described in this chapter are to be found in the previous one.