Sandgrouse 24 (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 24 (2) 2002

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Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna, taken by Tim Loseby.

82 OSME NEWS
   
84 NEWS AND INFORMATION
  compiled by GUY M. KIRWAN
87 REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
   
88 Identification, plumages, taxonomy and biology of Arabian Warbler Sylvia leucomelaena
  HADORAM SHIRIHAI, GABRIEL GARGALLO, ANDREAS HELBIG, ALAN HARRIS AND DAVID COTTRIDGE
105 The discovery of a breeding colony of Jouanin's Petrel Bulweria fallax on Socotra, Yemen
  NADIM MOHAMED ABDULLAH TALEB
109 Current state of the Great Bustard Otis tarda wintering population in south Ukraine
  YURIY ANDRYUSHCHENKO
117 Observations on the breeding biology and population of Socotra Cisticola Cisticola haesitatus
  KAREL STASTNY AND VLADIMÍR BEJCEK
122 The captive origin of bird species in Kuwait
  GEORGE GREGORY
130 Age at first breeding of Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus
  STAVROS XIROUCHAKIS AND COSTAS GRIVAS
135 The first breeding record of Striated Heron Butorides striatus in Israel
  REUVEN YOSEF, MARTIN RYDBERG-HEDAEN, LYNETTE MITCHELL AND HENK SMIT
136 The first records, including breeding, of Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus in Iraq
  MUDHAFAR A. SALIM
138 Interspecific interaction between Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus and Black Vulture Aegypius monachus: predation or kleptoparasitism?
  ANTONI MARGALIDA AND RAFAEL HEREDIA
140 Melanistic Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes in south-west Bulgaria
  BORIS P. NIKOLOV
141 An unusual record of a European Bee-eater Merops apiaster from Eilat-inside a Tiger Shark Galeocerdo cuvier
  REUVEN YOSEF, DAVID ZAKAI, MARTIN RYDBERG-HEDAEN AND RUBEN NIKOLAJSEN
142 Second breeding record of Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius in Eilat
  REUVEN YOSEF
144 The first Mongolian Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes mongolicus in Armenia
  ROY BEDDARD, VASIL ANANIAN AND MARK FINN
147 Further significant bird records from south-east Iran
  DAMIAN NOWAK AND KONRAD ALI SACHANOWICZ
149 PHOTOSPOT Birds of Birecik
  GUY M. KIRWAN
154 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
156 AROUND THE REGION
  Compiled by DAWN BALMER AND KEITH BETTON
Editor: Guy M. Kirwan
Features Editor Situation Vacant
Assistant Editor Situation Vacant
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