Sandgrouse 22 (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 22 (2) Autumn 2000

Sandgrouse Cover 22 (2)

Eagle Owl Bubo bubo, taken by Leo Boon at Eilat, Israel, January 1993.

82 OSME NEWS
   
84 REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
   
85 NEWS AND INFORMATION
   
87 Habitat, distribution and breeding biology of Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis in south-east Bulgaria
  BOCA MILCHEV AND ANTON KOVACHEV
93 Dhahran: an Arabian Gulf hotspot
  DR GRAHAM R. LOBLEY
101 PHOTOSPOT Collared Pratincoles breeding in Oman
  HANNE AND JENS ERIKSEN
104 The desert birds of south-west Asia
  P. J. COWAN
109 The occurence of the North African subspecies of Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens halophila in Egypt
  SHERIF M. BAHA EL DIN AND MINDY BAHA EL DIN
113 Primary moult in Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius on autumn migration in Kuwait
  GEORGE GREGORY
118 A characterisation of the homozygous dark morph of Eleonora’s Falcon
  D. RISTOW, L. WITTE AND M. WINK
122 Notes on the birds of Lebanon, autumn-winter 1999
  COLIN BEALE
125 Shearwater passage along the north Cyprus coast
  ARTHUR STAGG
125 The first Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis in Qatar and the Arabian Gulf
  PETER HELLYER
127 The first Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens in Jordan
  HADORAM SHIRIHAI, FARES KHOURY, SHARIF AL-JBOUR AND REUVEN YOSEF
130 The first Fulvous Whistling-duck Dendrocygna bicolor in Yemen and the Middle East
  DAVID B. STANTON
131 The first Southern Pochard Netta erythrophthalma in Israel and the Western Palearctic
  HADORAM SHIRIHAI
133 First and second records of Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus in Iran
  MARC DUQUET AND COLIN RICHARDSON
135 Comments on the buzzards of the Central Plateau, Turkey
  ALAN VITTERY
136 Cannibalism and scavenging by wintering Coot Fulica atra
  REUVEN YOSEF
137 The first Lesser Moorhen Gallinula angulata in Egypt and the Western Palearctic
  SEPPA HAAVISTO AND ANTE STRAND
139 Status of White-tailed Plover Chettusia leucura and Sociable Plover Chettusia gregaria in coastal north-west Saudi Arabia–an addendum to Kasparek (1992)
  BRIAN S. MEADOWS
141 Physical characteristics of a hybrid Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica x House Martin Delichon urbica at Eilat, Israel
  REUVEN YOSEF
143 Two new bird species in Kuwait
  N. CLEERE, D. KELLY AND C. W. T. PILCHER
145 The first breeding record of Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus in Syria
  JOSÉ TAVARES, PEDRO SÁ PESSOA AND FAUSTO BRITO E ABREU
146 Notes on the breeding biology of Arabian Babbler Turdoides squamiceps and nestlings of Common MynaAcridotheres tristis
  PETER CASTELL
148 PROFILE Geoff & Hilary Welch
  DEREK HARVEY
152 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
156 AROUND THE REGION
  CHRIS G. BRADSHAW AND GUY 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