Sandgrouse 35 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 35 (2) Autumn 2013

Sandgrouse Cover 35 (2)

Cover photo: Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis, Beit Shean valley, north Israel, 23 October 2010. © Lior Kislev

113 Contents.
114 Unravelling Meinertzhagen-generated confusion concerning the occurrence of Pale Sand Martin Riparia diluta in Egypt and the Near East, with a review of the species’ status in the Middle East.
  Guy M Kirwan & Andrew Grieve
126 The first confirmed records of Cory’s Shearwater Calonectris (diomedea) borealis for the United Arab Emirates and Oman, in 2011.
  Oscar Campbell, Robert L Flood, Khalifa al Dhaheri & Graham Talbot
132 Presence of the Eurasian Griffon Gyps fulvus in lowland Turkmenistan.
  Tiziano Londei
134 A mixed pair of pale and black morph Mourning Wheatears Oenanthe lugens lugens in the southern highlands of Jordan.
  Fares Khoury, Muna Haddad, Sharif Al-Jbour & Feras Rahahleh
138 First record of Mesopotamian Crow Corvus corone capellanus in United Arab Emirates.
  R Gubiani, SB Muzaffar & T Pedersen
140 Large increase of the Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus population on Masirah island, Oman.
  I Angelov, T Yotsova, M Sarrouf & MJ McGrady
153 A description of the nest and eggs of the Arabian Wheatear Oenanthe lugentoides, Oman.
  Andrew Dixon
156 A Striated Heron Butorides striata at Azraq, Jordan.
  Tareq Qaneer & Greg Butcher
158 White-winged Terns Chlidonias leucopterus breeding at high elevation in eastern Anatolia, Turkey.
  Jens Hering & PA Buckley
161 From the Rarities Committees.
  Ian Harrison (compiler)
165 Reviews.
167 OSME News.
  Geoff Welch
168 News & Information.
  Dawn Balmer (compiler)
175 Around the Region.
  Ian Harrison & Chris Lamsdell (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 Mike McGrady, 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