Sandgrouse 20 (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 20 (2) Autumn 1998

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Male Grey Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus, taken by Dr Mike Hill in Bahrain.

82 OSME NEWS
   
84 NEWS AND INFORMATION
   
86 REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
   
87 Habitat selection by Syrian Serin Serinus syriacus in south-west Jordan
  FARES KHOURY
94 Kibbutz Lotan-gem of the Arava valley, Israel
  JAMES SMITH
102 PROFILE Adnan Budieri
  DEREK HARVEY
105 PHOTOSPOT Hume's Tawny Owl
  ROY E. WRANES
108 Comments on the limits of the Western Palearctic in Iran and the Arabian Peninsula
  R. P. MARTINS AND ERIK HIRSCHFELD
135 The birds of semi-desert areas of central Iraq
  KHALID Y. AL-DABBAGH
142 Seawatching at Ras Beirut, Lebanon in spring 1997
  SIMON BUSUTIL AND DAVE FLUMM
143 Migrant raptors at Krak des Chevaliers, Syria
  M. J. AND E. A. EVERETT
144 A February record of Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo in south Turkey
  EDWIN W. A. M. VAASEN
145 The first Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea in Yemen and the Middle East
  DAVID B. STANTON
146 Bar-tailed Desert Lark Ammomanes cincturus and Black-crowned Finch Lark Eremopterix nigriceps breeding in Kuwait
  P. J. COWAN AND D. L. NEWMAN
147 The first Semi-collared Flycatcher records Ficedula semitorquata in Lebanon
  SIMON BUSUTTIL AND DAVE FLUMM
150 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
157 AROUND THE REGION
  GUY M. KIRWAN
Editor: Guy M. Kirwan
Features Editor Derek Harvey
Assistant Editor Ian J. Andrews
Editorial Committee Mikael Blair, Paul Goriup, Ben Hoare, Mike Jennings, Rodney Martins, Peter L. Meininger & Dr Stephen Newton
Photographic Editor Paul Doherty
Design & Production Harry I. Scott
Identification Consultants C. G. Bradshaw, Arnoud B. den Berg & Steve Madge