Sandgrouse 34 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 34 (2) Autumn 2012

Sandgrouse Cover 34 (2)

Cover photo: Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, April 2008. © AJ Drummond-Hill

113 Contents.
114 A proposed Important Bird Area and Internationally Important Wetland: Meyghan wetland, west-central Iran.
  Mohammad Tohidifar & Mohammad Kaboli
127 Nesting parameters of Turtle Doves Streptopelia turtur arenicola breeding in Bahrain.
  Brendan Kavanagh & Abdulla Al Kaabi
132 Roosting behaviour of a Hume’s Warbler Phylloscopus humei in Oman.
  Kolbjørn Schjølberg
135 First record of Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus in Iraq.
  R Williams
137 Akpetky lakes, Sarykamysh lake, Ayakaghytma lake, and their desert surrounds: three new Important Bird Areas in Uzbekistan.
  Anna Ten, Roman Kashkarov, Gulara Matekova, Ilia Zholdasova & Mukhtor Turaev
148 Great Bustard Otis tarda in Turkey: adult female with three chicks at forest edge in Kars province.
  Esra Per, M Ufuk Özbek, M Erkan Uzunhisarcikli & Bilgehan Bilgili
151 Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus consumes a Graceful Warbler Prinia gracilis at migration stopover site in southern Israel.
  Kamen P Ruskov
152 Birding Sites of the OSME Region 8—The birds of the lower Syrian Euphrates.
  DA Murdoch & AH Aidek
177 From the Rarities Committees.
178 Letter to the Editor: Bird hunting in Lebanon.
183 OSME News.
  Geoff Welch
185 News & Information.
  Dawn Balmer (compiler)
189 Around the Region.
  Ian Harrison & Andrew Grieve (compilers)
Editor: Dr Peter Cowan OSME Editor, Department of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman
Editorial Advisors Vasil Ananian, 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