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
Cover photo: Indian Roller
Coracias benghalensis, Al Qurum park, Muscat, Oman, November 2011. © Andrew Adams
130 Records of Paddyfield Warbler . Acrocephalus agricola in Turkey and evidence for a monotypic taxon Jens Hering, Martin Flade & Michael Wink 137 Monitoring landbird populations in western Cyprus with particular reference to Paphos District. Derek Pomeroy & Frank Walsh 160 New record of Red-necked Stint. Calidris ruficollis for Iran Meysam Ghasemi & Abolghasem Khaleghizadeh 161 Avian 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 169 Red-backed Shrikes . Lanius collurio: first record(s) for Afghanistan Mark Mallalieu & Peter Kaestner 171 Colour aberration in Horned Larks Eremophila . alpestris albigula observed in Kyrgyzstan Rolf Nessing 172 First records of Asian Buff-bellied Pipit . Anthus (rubescens) japonicus in Azerbaijan Michael Heiss 177 First record of Calandra Lark . Melanocorypha calandra for Oman John Atkins, Alma Garrido, Hanne & Jens Eriksen 180 First 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 183 Birds in Kabul, Afghanistan, 2012–2014. Mark Mallalieu 199 First record of White-headed Yellow Wagtail . Motacilla flava leucocephala for Azerbaijan Michael Heiss & Friedrich Eidam 202 Corrigendum 203 From the Rarities Committees. Ian Harrison (compiler) 211 Letter to the Editor: Basra Reed Warbler claims. 212 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 Identification Consultants Arnoud van den Berg, Chris Bradshaw, Andrew Lassey, Richard Porter