Sandgrouse 18 (1)

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 18 (1) Spring 1996

Sandgrouse Cover 18 (1)

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles excustus , female at Yalooni, Oman taken by Hanne & Jens Eriksen.

2 OSME NEWS
   
3 NEWS AND INFORMATION
   
8 REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
   
10 Observations on Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis in Jerusalem
  DR ADY GANCZ
14 The Zaranik Experience
  WAHEED SALAMA AND ANDREW GRIEVE
18 PHOTOSPOT Philby's and Arabian Partridges
  Rodney Martins and Guy Kirwan
22 PROFILE Dr. Abdulaziz H. Abuzinada
  S. Fazi
24 The birds of Thumamah, Central Province, Saudi Arabia
  FRANK RIETKERK AND TIM WACHER
53 Notes on the coastal birds of Libya, July 1993
  PETER L. MEININGER, PIM A.WOLF, DAU A. HADOUD AND MOHAMED F.A. ESSGHAIER
61 Spring raptor movements at Gebel el Zeit, Egypt
  ANDREW GRIEVE
64 The first Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum in Egypt
  MINDY AND SHERIF BAHA EL DIN
66 The first Woodlark Lullula arborea in Saudi Arabia
  BRIAN S. MEADOWS AND PETER SYMENS
68 The first White-crowned Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga in Turkey
  ALBERTO SORACE
69 The first Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus in Egypt
  MINDY BAHA EL DIN
70 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
76 AROUND THE REGION
  Compiled by pete davidson and Guy Kirwan
Editor: Guy M. Kirwan
Features Editor Derek Harvey
Assistant Editor Ian J. Andrews
Editorial Committee Mike Evans, Mike Jennings, Rodney Martins & Dr Stephen Newton
Photographic Editor Paul Doherty
Design & Production Harry I. Scott
Identification Consultants Arnoud B. den Berg & Steve Madge