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

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