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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 37 (2) Autumn 2015

Sandgrouse Cover 37 (2)

Cover photo: Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis, Al Qurum park, Muscat, Oman, November 2011. © Andrew Adams

130Records of Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola in Turkey and evidence for a monotypic taxon.
 Jens Hering, Martin Flade & Michael Wink
137Monitoring landbird populations in western Cyprus with particular reference to Paphos District.
 Derek Pomeroy & Frank Walsh
160New record of Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis for Iran.
 Meysam Ghasemi & Abolghasem Khaleghizadeh
161Avian powerline mortalities, including Asian Houbaras Chlamydotis macqueenii, on the Central Asian flyway in Uzbekistan.
 Robert J Burnside, Nigel J Collar, Maxim A Koshkin & Paul M Dolman
169Red-backed Shrikes Lanius collurio: first record(s) for Afghanistan.
 Mark Mallalieu & Peter Kaestner
171Colour aberration in Horned Larks Eremophila alpestris albigula observed in Kyrgyzstan.
 Rolf Nessing
172First records of Asian Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus (rubescens) japonicus in Azerbaijan.
 Michael Heiss
177First record of Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra for Oman.
 John Atkins, Alma Garrido, Hanne & Jens Eriksen
180First two records of Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula and first records of Marbled Duck Marmaronetta angustirostris and Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax for over 14 and 56 years respectively, for Lebanon.
 Ghassan Ramadan-Jaradi, Assad Serhal & Fouad Itani
183Birds in Kabul, Afghanistan, 2012–2014.
 Mark Mallalieu
199First record of White-headed Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava leucocephala for Azerbaijan.
 Michael Heiss & Friedrich Eidam
203From the Rarities Committees.
 Ian Harrison (compiler)
211Letter to the Editor: Basra Reed Warbler claims.
212Around 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 AdvisorsVasil Ananian, Paul Goriup, Mike Jennings, Dr Fares Khoury, Guy Kirwan, Dr Mike McGrady, Dr Stephen Newton, Arend Wassink
Photographic EditorPaul Doherty
Identification ConsultantsArnoud van den Berg, Chris Bradshaw, Andrew Lassey, Richard Porter