<p>Colonel John Biddulph (25 July 1840 – 24 December 1921) was a British soldier, author and naturalist who served in the government of British India.
Biddulph was born in 1840, and was the third son of Robert Biddulph. He was educated at Westminster School, and at the age of 18 joined the 19th Lancers and proceeded to India where he served in Awadh during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Afterwards, he joined the political department of the government of British India. Between 1873 and 1874 he accompanied Douglas Forsyth, Thomas E. Gordon, Ferdinand Stoliczka and Henry Trotter on the Second Yarkand Mission – an expedition across the Himalayas to Chinese Turkestan. During this voyage, Biddulph collected numerous specimens of birds and mammals, including an unknown species of Podoces which was later named in is honour by Allan Octavian Hume as Podoces biddulphi.
In 1877 Biddulph was posted at Gilgit, in the extreme north-western corner of Kashmir, and remained there until 1881. During this period he corresponded on ornithology with Hume and his observations and research in this region were published in two papers in the Ibis. After holding many posts as British Resident at various</p>