Sandgrouse 29 (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 29 (2) Autumn 2007

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White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis, April 2006, Syria, taken by Aurelien Audevarde.

114 OSME NEWS
   
114 NEWS AND INFORMATION
   
119 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
122 AROUND THE REGION
  Compiled by DAWN BALMER AND KEITH BETTON
129 Roosting harriers in the Aammiq wetland, Lebanon
  MARIUS P TEEUW & COLIN CONROY
135 Studies of Socotran birds IV. Synonymization of six endemic bird taxa, with comments on the nameOnychognathus blythii creaghi
  GUY M KIRWAN
149 The ornithological regime in the Sudochie wetland, Uzbekistan
  ELENA KREUZBERG-MUKHINA& YEVGENIYA LANOVENKO
167 A six-month survey of waterbirds in the Alagol and Kiashahr wetlands, Northern Iran, in the 2002-2003 winter
  OLYAGHOLI KHALILIPOUR, BEHROUZ BEHROUZI-RAD & ABOLGHASEM KHALEGHIZADEH
177 Wintering of Greater Spotted Aquila clanga and Eastern Imperial Eagles A. heliaca in the Arabian Peninsula
  DR GR LOBLEY
183 Skua (Catharacta, Stercorarius) occurrence in the OSME Region
  VLADIMIR ARKHIPOV & MICHAEL BLAIR
205 The first breeding record of Thick-billed Lark Ramphocoris clotbey in Kuwait and concomitant behavioural observations
  ST SPENCER, CWT PILCHER & PJ COWAN
208 Ringing four breeding waterbird species at Lake Tashk, Iran – supplemental data
  MOHAMMAD BALOUCH, ZAHRA ELAHI-RAD & MOHAMMAD E SEHHATISABET
210 Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis in the Hula Valley, Israel, in 2006
  YOAV PERLMAN & AMIT GEFFEN
214 First record of Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis for Syria
  PIERRE YÉSOU, GUY FLOHART & DAVID MURDOCH
216 Recent decisions by the Oman Bird Records Committee - an update on first records for the Sultanate of Oman
  IAN HARRISON
218 Iris Colour in Common Babbler Turdoides caudatus
  GEORGE GREGORY & KHALID AL-NASRALLAH
219 Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni in habitat around Mar Saba Monastery, Jerusalem wilderness, Palestine
  SAMI BACKLEH & IMAD ATRASH
221 A small colony of Purple Heron Ardea purpurea on Bahrif Island, Nile valley, Aswan - a new breeding species for Egypt?
  DICK HOEK
Editor: Michael Blair OSME Editor
Features Editor Situation Vacant
Assistant Editor Situation Vacant
Editorial Committee Paul Goriup, Mike Jennings, Simon Aspinall, Dr Stephen Newton
Photographic Editor Paul Doherty
Design & Production Harry I. Scott
Identification Consultants C. G. Bradshaw,Arnoud B. van den Berg & Steve Madge