Request for recordings of bird sounds

Bloomsbury are doing an eBook of Birds of the Middle East (Porter & Aspinall (2010) and it is planned to include bird sounds. Most of these have been obtained but there are still a few outstanding and if anyone can help they would be really grateful. As well as an acknowledgement there will be a small fee for any that are used, but details haven’t yet been worked out.

If you can help please contact Richard Porter –

Below are the vocalisations still needed (all should have been recorded in the Middle East).

Caspian Tit Poecile (lugubris) hyrcanus
See-see Partridge Ammoperdix griseogularis
Socotra Cormorant Phalocrocorax nigrogularis
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor
White-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus
Armenian Gull Larus armenicus
White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa
Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columba eversmanni
Laughing Dove Spilopelia senegalensis
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis
Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus
Pharaoh Eagle Owl Bubo ascalaphus
Arabian Spotted Eagle Owl Bubo (africanus) milesi
Sykes’s Nightjar Caprimulgus mahrattensis
Sind Woodpecker Dendrocopos assimilis
Turkestan Shrike Lanius (isabellinus) phoenicuroides
Iraq Babbler Turdoides altirostris
Afghan Babbler Turdoides (caudata) huttoni
Pleske’s Ground Jay Podoces pleskei
Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus
Turkestan Tit Parus (major) bokharensis
Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis
Variable Wheatear Oenanthe picata
Kurdistan Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna
Saxaul Sparrow Passer ammodendri
Afghan Scrub Sparrow Passer (moabiticus) yatii
Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus
Asian Desert Sparrow Passer (simplex) zarudnyi
Arabian Golden Sparrow Passer euchlorus
Radde’s Accentor Prunella ocularis
Syrian Serin Serinus syriacus
Eurasian Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguineus
Western Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea

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