Sandgrouse 22 (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 22 (1) Spring 2000

Sandgrouse Cover 22 (1)

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea, taken by Hanne & Jens Eriksen at Al Ansab, Oman.

2 OSME NEWS
   
2 NEWS AND INFORMATION
   
5 REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
   
6 Why has Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala invaded Cyprus?
  VIC COZENS, PETER STEWART AND DEREK POMEROY
10 Jezreel Valley, Israel - more than just raptors
  HADORAM SHIRIHAI AND JAMES P. SMITH
12 PROFILE Dr. Omar Al-Sagheir
  DEREK HARVEY
12 TURKEY BIRD REPORT
  Edited by G.M. KIRWAN AND R.P. MARTINS
36 A baseline survey of Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni in south-east Kazakstan, April - May 1997
  STEPHEN J. PARR, SERGEI SKLYARENKO, SERGEI BROKHOVICH, JANE BROOKHOUSE, PAUL N. COLLIN AND BORJA HEREDIA
44 Is Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala displacing Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax in Cyprus?
  DEREK POMEROY AND FRANK WALSH
50 Range expansion and current breeding distribution of River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis in Bulgaria
  DIMITAR N. NANKINOV
55 The status of Great Bustard Otis tarda in Iran
  HAMID AMINI TAREH
61 PHOTOSPOT Dead Sea Sparrow in Turkey
  G. M. KIRWAN AND R. P. MARTINS
64 The impact of drought conditions on the winter distribution and population of Syrian Serin Serinus syricaus in south-west Jordan
  DR FARES KHOURY
67 The first Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris in Egypt and the Western Palearctic
  RICHARD HOATH
68 The first Namaqua Dove Oena capensis in Cyprus
  CHRIS AND DENISE LAMSDELL
69 The first Common Myna Acridotheres tristis in Egypt
  LINDA MILLINGTON
71 Interesting ornithological observations from Yemen in spring 1998
  PHIL HANSBORO AND DAVE SARGEANT
74 The limits of the Western Palearctic
  MAGNUS ULLMAN
76 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
78 AROUND THE REGION
  Compiled by CHRIS G. BRADSHAW
Editor: Guy M. Kirwan
Features Editor Derek Harvey
Assistant Editor Ian J. Andrews
Editorial Committee Mikael Blair, Paul Goriup, Ben Hoare, Mike Jennings, Rodney Martins, Peter L. Meininger & Dr Stephen Newton
Photographic Editor Paul Doherty
Design & Production Harry I. Scott
Identification Consultants C. G. Bradshaw,Arnoud B. den Berg & Steve Madge