Sandgrouse 19 (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 19 (2) Autumn 1997

Sandgrouse Cover 19 (2)

White-collared Kingfisher Halcyon chloris, taken by Dave Robinson

82 OSME NEWS
   
84 NEWS AND INFORMATION
   
87 REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
   
88 Observations of Pleske’s Ground Jay Podoces pleskei in central Iran
  DR AKBAR HAMEDANIAN
92 Al Mahwit: a rich Yemen avifauna
  DAVID STANTON
96 PROFILE Sherif M. Baha El Din
  ANDREW GRIEVE
99 PHOTOSPOT Painted Snipe
  GUY M. KIRWAN
102 A Red Data List for the birds of the United Arab Emirates
  RICHARD HORNBY AND SIMON ASPINALL
111 Which large gulls from the Larus fuscus–cachinnans–argentatus complex of (sub)species occur in Bahrain?
  PIERRE YÉSOU AND ERIK HIRSCHFELD
122 Notes on some breeding birds in Lebanon
  GHASSAN RAMADAN-JARADI AND MONA RAMADAN-JARADI
1326 A baseline survey of the Black Vulture Aegypius monachus in western Turkey
  BORJA HEREDIA, STEPHEN J. PARR AND MURAT YARAR
133 A review of claimed records of Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus from Cyprus and Turkey
  PETER R. FLINT, PETER F. STEWART AND GUY M. KIRWAN
140 Striated Heron Butorides striatus breeding in the Egyptian Nile Valley
  KLAAS-DOUWE DIJKSTRA
140 The first Black Heron Egretta ardesiaca in Yemen
  DR OMAR AL-SAGHIER AND R. F. PORTER
141 The first African Spoonbill Platalea alba in Yemen
  DR OMAR AL-SAGHIER AND R. F. PORTER
142 The first White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons in Yemen
  DR OMAR AL-SAGHIER, R. F. PORTERAND D. B. STANTON
142 The first Cotton Teal Nettapus coromandelianus in Jordan
  RICHARD BASHFORD
143 The first Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus in Oman
  JENS ERIKSEN
144 Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus breeding in central Turkey
  BERNARD PLEASANCE
145 Corncrake Crex crex breeding in north-east Turkey
  IAN A. GREEN
146 The first White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis in Turkey and the Middle East
  SEAN BROWNE
147 Regular wintering by Scops Owl Otus scops in Turkey, at Havran Delta
  GÜVEN EKEN
148 Long-eared Owl Asio otus status in Syria
  THE EDITORS
148 Diet of Long-eared Owls Asio otus wintering in the Khula valley, Israel
  REUVEN YOSEF
149 The first Hoopoe Lark Alaemon alaudipes in Turkey
  NAPIER SHELTON
150 The first Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia in Yemen
  DR OMAR AL-SAGHIER AND R. F. PORTER
152 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
156 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