Sandgrouse 23 (1)

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 23 (1) Spring 2001

Sandgrouse Cover 23 (1)

Steppe Buzzard Buteo buteo, taken by Paul Doherty at Eilat, Israel, March 1989.

2 OSME NEWS
   
3 NEWS AND INFORMATION
  compiled by DEREK MOORE AND GUY M. KIRWAN
7 REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
   
10 Radde's Accentor Prunella ocularis in northern Iran
  KEN G. ROGERS
18 Lesbos: an eastern Mediterranean hotspot
  DAWN BALMER
25 PHOTOSPOT The Pelicans of the Ile River Delta
  SIMON BUSUTIL
28 The autumn raptor flyway in western Arabia north of the Taif Escarpment
  BRIAN S. MEADOWS
34 Reduction of bird shooting in Kuwait
  GEORGE GREGORY, PETER ROBERTSON & BARRY THOMAS
39 The occurrence of Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis in Egypt
  ANDREW GRIEVE, MINDY BAHA EL DIN & SHERIF BAHA EL DIN
44 Some interesting bird observations from the coast of Iran, January-February 2000
  GUIDO O. KEIJL, TOM VAN DER HAVE, JAMSHID MANSOORI & VLADIMIR V. MOROZOV
49 Notes on the breeding biology of some Arabian birds
  PETER CASTELL, JEFFORY COBURN, BERNARD PLEASANCE & STEVEN WILLIAMS
59 Departure and arrival of Common Swift Apus apus in Tel Aviv, Isreal, in 1999-2000
  ULRICH TIGGES
59 Prostrate desert gourd plants as apparent cooling sites for larks in the heat of the day
  P. J. COWAN & G. M. BROWN
61 The first Dunnock Prunella modularis in Kuwait
  MIKE REED & TONY CROSS
62 The first Black Bush Robin Cercotrichas podobe in Egypt
  MINDY BAHA EL DIN & SHERIF BAHA EL DIN
64 Notes on the breeding biology of Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax
  PETER CASTELL
66 Breeding Pale Rock Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla in the Samarian Hills and Judaen Desert, Israel
  PHILIP GRIFFIN, ASAF MAYROSE & IDO TSURIM
67 The first Indian Silverbill Euodice malabarica in Egypt
  TOMMY PEDERSEN
68 The breeding ecology of Syrian Serin Serinus syriacus in Jordan
  DR FARES KHOURY
70 PROFILE Peter Stewart & Peter Flint
  DEREK HARVEY
72 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
76 AROUND THE REGION
  Compiled by GUY M. KIRWAN
Editor: Guy M. Kirwan
Features Editor Derek Harvey
Assistant Editor Ian J. Andrews
Editorial Committee Mikael Blair, Paul Goriup, 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