Sandgrouse 38 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 38 (2) Autumn 2016

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Cover photo: Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus calidus, Hama’Apil, Israel, 11th November 2011. © Amir Ben Dov

146Update on the status and occurrence of Arabian Magpie Pica pica asirensis in Saudi Arabia
 Jem Babbington
152First record of Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis in the United Arab Emirates.
 Oscar Campbell, Mark Smiles & Simon Lloyd
156First breeding record of Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus and apparent breeding of White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga, for Iraq.
 Laith Ali Al-Obeidi
160Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio: further evidence of occurrence in Afghanistan.
 Mark Mallalieu & Richard Seargent
161First documented record of White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga in Syria and records there of Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti annae and Basalt Wheatear Oenanthe lugens warriae, all 2009
 Nicolas Martinez, Adeeb Al-Assad, Daniel Matti, Tobias Roth, Doris Stalling & Thomas Stalling
165Historical example of egg-collection by man of Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus eggs on lake Karakul, former Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic.
 Rolf Nessing
169The Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas of the Socotra archipelago, Yemen.
 RF Porter & Ahmed Saeed Suleiman
192Six interesting bird records including two new species, Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus and White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga, for Lebanon
 Ghassan Ramadan-Jaradi & Fouad Itani
197Common Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus new for Turkmenistan.
 Eldar A Rustamov, Shaniyaz Menliev & Evgeniy Agryzkov
199First record of Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus for Azerbaijan.
 Ivan Sjögren
201Large-billed Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris in the United Arab Emirates—first record for Arabia.
 Mark Smiles
205Unusual breeding site for Brown-necked Ravens Corvus ruficollis, Luxor, Egypt.
 Uffe Gjøl Sørensen
207Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus recorded in Oman.
 Per Øystein Klunderud, Magnus Ullman & Thor Østbye
211Olive-backed Pipits Anthus hodgsoni in Hormozgan, south Iran, January 2016.
 Magnus Ullman & Mattias Ullman
214From the Rarities Committees
 Ian Harrison & Chris Lamsdell (compilers)
224Around 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, Yoav Perlman, Dr Manuel Schweizer, Arend Wassink
Photographic EditorPaul Doherty
Identification ConsultantsDr Raffael Ayé, Arnoud van den Berg, Chris Bradshaw, Andrew Lassey, Richard Porter