Sandgrouse 18 (2)

Sandgrouse is published by OSME and contains papers and short notes on the ornithology of the OSME region, provides bird and conservation news from the region and a comprehensive round up of bird sightings in the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Sandgrouse Volume 18 (2) Autumn 1996

Sandgrouse Cover 18 (2)

Painted Snipe Rostratula benghalensis, male in Oman taken by Conrad Greaves.

2 OSME NEWS
   
5 NEWS AND INFORMATION
   
9 REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
   
10 Middle East Birding and Conservation Organisations
  R. F. PORTER AND E. WARR
14 Observations on breeding Ruppell's Weaver Ploceus galbula in the Republic of Yemen.
  DR. M. M. AL-SAFADI
19 The birds of Barr Al Hikman, Sultanate of Oman
  J. ERIKSEN
30 PROFILE Nergis Yazg-an
  J. F.ENTON
33 PHOTOSPOT Sinai Rosefinch Carpodacus synoicus
  I. J. ANDREWS
36 Preliminary data on raptor passage in Jordan
  I. J. ANDREWS
46 A baseline survey of White Storks Ciconia ciconia in central Turkey
  S. J. PAGE. P. COLLIN, S. SILK, J. WILBRAHAM, N. P. WILLIAMS AND M. YARAR
52 Observations on the avifauna of the Azraq wetland, Jordan, June 1995
  F. KHOURY
58 A short breeding bird survey of Kulu Gölü, Central Anatolia, Turkey in May 1995
  S. KIRAÇ AND C. KIRAÇ
61 Did Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos formerly breed in Jordan?
  M. I. EVANS AND S. AL-MASHAQBAH
62 Long-eared Owl Asio otus breeding in north-west Syria
  G. R. MANNERS AND J. DIEKMANN
63 The first Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii in Egypt and the Western Palearctic
  A. ROSIER
64 The first Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris in Jordan
  M. I. EVANS
65 Winter status and distribution of Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris in Turkey
  R. & S. UHLIG, G. M. KIRWAN AND Y. SANCAR BARIß
66 Records of Booted Warbler Hippolias caligata in north-eastern Turkey
  V. DIERSCHKE, F. STÜHMER AND T. STÜHMER
67 Additional information on breeding biology of Rufous Bush Robin Cercotrichas galactotes
  P. CASTELL
68 Description of the nestlings of Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum
  P. CASTELL
68 Additional information on Ménétries's Warbler Sylvia mystacea breeding biology in south-east Turkey
  P. CASTELL
69 The first Pine Bunting Emberiza leucocephalos in Jordan
  C. MINSHULL
70 A new specimen record of Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica from Turkey
  G. M. KIRWAN
71 Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala breeding behaviour in Turkey
  P. CASTELL
72 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
76 AROUND THE REGION
  P. DAVIDSON AND G. M. KIRWAN
Editor: Guy M. Kirwan
Features Editor Derek Harvey
Assistant Editor Ian J. Andrews
Editorial Committee Duncan J. Brooks, Mike Evans, Ben Hoare, Mike Jennings, Rodney Martins & Dr Stephen Newton
Photographic Editor Paul Doherty
Design & Production Harry I. Scott
Identification Consultants C. G. Bradshaw, Arnoud B. den Berg & Steve Madge