Sandgrouse 32 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 32 (2) Autumn 2010

Sandgrouse Cover 32 (2)

Cover photo: Cory’s Shearwater Calonectris diomedea Eilat, Israel, 30 April 2010. © Amir Ben Dov

105Contents page.
106The birds of Wadi Rima: a permanently flowing mountain wadi in western Yemen revisited after 20 years.
 Paul Scholte
113Distribution, habitat and differentiation of the poorly-known black morph of Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens lugens in Jordan.
 Fares Khoury, Marc I Förschler, Mohammed Janaydeh, Mansour Aliabadian & Abdel-Razzaq Al-Hmoud
120New Important Bird Areas in Lebanon—a research and community conservation project March 2005–February 2008.
 Nabil H Khairallah & Colin Conroy
134First confirmed breeding record of Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius for Lebanon, 2009.
 Shadi Indary
136Eradication of the House Crow Corvus splendens on Socotra, Yemen.
 Ahmed Saeed Suleiman & Nadim Taleb
141On the validity of the ‘Steppe Grey Shrike’ as an independent species.
 Evgeniy N Panov & Anna A Bannikova
147First record of Wilson’s Phalarope Steganopus tricolor in the United Arab Emirates.
 Oscar Campbell
149First record of White-crowned Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga for Iraq.
 Mudhafar Salim
151Shikra Accipiter badius breeding in Armenia.
 Vasil Ananian, Karen Aghababyan, Siranush Tumanyan, Grigor Janoyan & Keith Bildstein
156Breeding ecology of the White Stork Ciconia ciconia in two localities of Turkey.
 Çagri Göcek, Aysegül Çiftci, Mehmet Siki & Piotr Tryjanowski
163Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca, a new breeding species for Egypt in a temporary artificial wetland near Aswan.
 Dick Hoek,Haitham Ibrahim & Khaled Noby
167Western Rock Nuthatches Sitta neumayer feeding their nestlings bread, Armenia.
 Rolf Nessing
169OSME News.
 Geoff Welch
170News & Information.
 Dawn Balmer (Compiler)
176Around the Region.
 Dawn Balmer & David Murdoch(Compilers)
Editor:Dr Peter Cowan OSME Editor, Department of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman
Editorial AdvisorsVasil Ananian, Simon Aspinall, Paul Goriup, Mike Jennings, Dr Fares Khoury, Guy Kirwan, Dr Stephen Newton, Arend Wassink
Photographic EditorPaul Doherty
Reviews EditorGuy Kirwan
Identification ConsultantsArnoud van den Berg, Chris Bradshaw, Andrew Lassey, Richard Porter