Sandgrouse 19 (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 19 (1) Spring 1997

Sandgrouse Cover 19 (1)

Sooty Falcon Falco concolor, Hawar Island, Bahrain taken by Dr. Mike Hill

2 OSME NEWS
   
3 NEWS AND INFORMATION
   
7 REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
   
8 Observations of Dunn's Larks Eremalauda dunni in the Ramlat al-Sab'atayn, Republic of Yemen
  C. D. R. HEARD AND GUY M. KIRWAN, on behalf of the OSME SOUTH YEMEN EXPEDITION
12 Birding in the Göksu Delta, south Turkey
  HILARY WELCH
16 PROFILE Major Michael Gallagher MBE
  DEREK HARVEY
18 PHOTOSPOT White-eyed and Sooty Gulls on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia
  DR. GRAHAM R. LOBLEY
22 The birds of the islands at the mouth of the Gulf of Suez, Egyptian Red Sea
  RICHARD HOATH, DR. DEREK RUSSELL, RAFIK KHALIL AND DINA KHALIL
30 A list of bird specimens held in the Robert's College, Bebek (Istanbul, Turkey) collection, with some comments on Mathey-Dupraz (1920-24)
  GUY M. KIRWAN
39 Five new bird species in Bahrain
  MICHAL SKAKUJ AND TADEUSZ STAWARCZYK
45 Breeding birds of the Taurus foothills bordering the Göksu Delta, south Turkey
  JAN VAN DER WINDEN AND VINCENT VAN DEN BERK
51 Preliminary observations of the incubation and covey behaviour of Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata macqueenii
  FRÉDÉRIC LAUNAY, RONALD A. LOUGHLAND AND ELENA MUKHINA
56 Birds new to Qatar
  BOB NATION, HELEN NATION AND ANDREW HOOPER
63 The second-calendar year plumage of Crab Plover Dromas ardeola
  MICHAL SKAKUJ, ERIK HIRSCHFELD, JAN LONTKOWSKI AND TADEUSZ STAWARCZYK
65 Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis colonisation of Kuwait
  C. W. T. PILCHER, W. A. STUART AND S. T. SPENCER
68 The first Red-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus in Jordan
  FARES KHOURY
68 New information on the breeding biology of Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia
  PETER CASTELL
70 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
76 AROUND THE REGION
  P. DAVIDSON AND G. M. KIRWAN
Editor: Guy M. Kirwan
Features Editor Derek Harvey
Assistant Editor Ian J. Andrews
Editorial Committee Duncan J. Brooks, Mike Evans, Ben Hoare, Mike Jennings, Rodney Martins & Dr Stephen Newton
Photographic Editor Paul Doherty
Design & Production Harry I. Scott
Identification Consultants C. G. Bradshaw, Arnoud B. den Berg & Steve Madge