Sandgrouse 20 (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 20 (1) Spring 1998

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Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus, taken by Hanne & Jens Eriksen at Sohar, Oman

2 OSME NEWS
   
3 NEWS AND INFORMATION
   
7 REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
   
8 Pale Rock Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla a little known Middle Eastern bird
  GUY M. KIRWAN
13 Birding in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
  CHRIS AND ALISON WALLEY
17 PROFILE Mike Jennings
  DEREK HARVEY
18 PHOTOSPOT Arabian and Radde's Accentor
  RODNEY P. MARTINS
22 The breeding birds of the Sharra Highland Plateau, Jordan
  FARES KHOURY
30 The effects of disturbance on migrant waders at Eilat, Israel
  R. L. GLASER, K. HORSEPOOL, N. SIMHAI AND R. YOSEF
36 Video monitoring observations of a Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata nest in Mahazat as-Sayd Reserve, central Saudi Arabia
  RICHARD F. MALONEY
40 Selected records from Cheikh Zennad, a coastal wetland in north-east Lebanon
  THIERRY BARA
46 The first Mute Swan Cygnus olor and Radde's Accentor Prunella ocularis in Jordan
  ERIK HANSSON, ANDERS MAGNUSSON AND PER ERIKSSON
47 Breeding survey of White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala on the Central Plateau, Turkey
  KATHERINE ROBINSON, LUCY HOLT, YVONNE BUCKLEY, TIM PULLEN, KEREM BOYLA AND OKAN CAN
48 The first Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris in Yemen
  AAAT SCHAFTENAAR
49 The first breeding record of Swift Tern Sterna bergii in Egypt
  PETER CASTELL
52 Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus breeding in the Nile Delta, Egypt
  PETER L. MEININGER AND A. (JANUS) VERKERK
53 Notes on the breeding and cooling behaviour of Hoopoe Lark in central Saudi Arabia
  MOHAMMED SHOBRAK
55 The first Banded Martin Riparia cincta in Saudi Arabia
  C. M. SAUNDERS AND G. G. WEBBO
56 Colour polymorphism in Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae
  D. RISTOW, C. WINK, M. WINK AND W. SCHARLAU
66 The birds of some of Yemen's Red Sea islands
  R. F. PORTER AND DR OMAR AL-SAGHIER
68 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 Mikael Blair, Duncan J. Brooks, 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