Sandgrouse 28 (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 28 (2) Autumn 2006

Sandgrouse Cover Volume 28 (2)

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pteroles alchata, wing-stretching, near Kibbutz Revivim in the Negev, Israel, 1 Mar 2006, taken by Rony Livne.

98 EDITORIAL
   
99 OSME NEWS
   
101 NEWS AND INFORMATION
  compiled by DAWN BALMER & KEITH BETTON
106 Ringing four breeding waterbird species at Lake Tashk
  M. E. SEHHATISBET, M. BALOUCH, A. BAHMAN-POUR, A. KHALEGHIZADEH & Z. ELAHI-RAD
114 Autumn 2004 raptor migration in the Novosibirsk region and the Kuznetsky Alatau, Russia
  J. PROBST & M. PAVLICEV
119 Observations on the avifauna of the eastern Jordan valley, during july-August 2005
  F. KHOURY, K. AL-OMARI, J. AZAR & I. AL-HASANI
127 Sabkhat al-Jabbul, a Threatened Ramsar Wetland in Syria
  G. SERRA, D. MURDOCH, F. TURKELBOOM, F. TRAVERT, Y. MUJAWER & D. A. SCOTT
142 Distribution and population size of Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca in Iran
  J. MANSOORI
146 Further significant extensions of migrant distribution and breeding and wintering ranges in Iran for over 60 species
  M. E. SEHHATISBET, S. B. MUSAVI, P. BAKHTIARI, D. MOGHADDAS, N. HAMIDI, B. NEZAMI & A. KHALEGHIZADEH
156 Status and distribution of selected bird species on the Russian-Kazakhstan border northwest of the Caspian Sea
  V. Y. ARKHIPOV
161 A note on predatory and parasitic behaviour of Stercorarius skuas migrating off Muscat, Oman
  K. SCHJØLBERG
163 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos nesting on Mount Erciyes, Kayseri Province, Turkey
  T. BRUSH
164 The first record of Barn Owl Tyto alba north of Mount Alburz, northern Iran
  D. MOGHADAS & K. RABIEE
165 First confirmed record of Eagle Owl Bubo bubo for Lebanon, 2004
  R. PRIOR & P. BAYLE
167 Prey species of Eagle Owl Bubo bubo in Lebanon
  P. BAYLE & R. PRIOR
168 Prey-exchange and hunting techniques of Sooty Falcons Falco concolor in Muscat, Oman
  K. SCHJØLBERG
171 The first Wattled Starling Creatophora cinerea in Kuwait
  K. AL-GHANEM
172 The first Black-throated Thrush Turdus ruficolis atrogularis in Turkey
  E. YOGURTCOUGLU
173 First breeding record of Trumpeter Finch Rhodopechys [Bucanetes] githagineus in Syria
  G. SERRA, M. ABDALLAH & G. AL-QAIMM
174 Some notes on raptors and other birds from Afghanistan in autumn 2005
  P. KOWATSCH & R. PROBST
176 Bird Sites of the OSME Region - 1 and 2
  N. MORAN
179 Possible first Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica in Iran and the Middle East
  M. E. SEHHATISBET
180 PHOTO SPOT Georgia
  K. DE ROUK
181 Dark finches found at Ilam, Iran
  S. B. MUSAVI
182 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
183 LETTER TO THE EDITOR -
  COLIN RICHARDSON
184 AROUND THE REGION
  Compiled by DAWN BALMER AND KEITH BETTON
Editor: Michael Blair OSME Editor
Features Editor Situation Vacant
Assistant Editor Dawn Balmer
Editorial Committee Paul Goriup, Mike Jennings, Simon Aspinall, 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