Sandgrouse 23 (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 23 (2) Autumn 2001

Sandgrouse Cover 23 (2)

Thick-billed Lark Ramphocoris clotbey taken by Hadoram Shirihai in the southern Negev, Israel, April 1999.

82 OSME NEWS
   
85 NEWS AND INFORMATION
  compiled by DEREK MOORE AND GUY M. KIRWAN
89 REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
   
90 Migration at Chokpak, Kazakhstan
  E. I. GAVRILOV AND A. E. GAVRILOV
101 PHOTOSPOT Armash Fishponds
  SIMON BUSUTTIL AND VASIL ANANIAN
104 PROFILE Richard Porter
  SIMON ASPINALL
106 Distribution and current status of Great Bustard Otis tarda in the Konya Basin, central Turkey
  CAMIEL HEUNKS, ECKHART HEUNKS, GUVEN EKEN AND BAHTIYAR KURT
112 The occurrence of Great Black-headed Gull Larus ichthyaetus in Cyprus
  ROBERT FROST AND PETER FLINT
119 Affinities of Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax
  PETER FLINT
124 Autumn routes of migrating raptors and other soaring birds in Lebanon
  COLIN M. BEALE AND GHASSAN RAMADAN-JARADI
130 The discovery of Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosa in Arabia
  HANNE ERIKSEN, JENS ERIKSEN, SALIM AL-SAADI AND DAVE E. SARGEANT
134 The establishment of Bank Mynah Acridotheres ginginianus as a breeding species in Kuwait
  GEORGE GREGORY AND KHALID AL-NASRALLAH
139 Notes on three bird species in Iran
  BIJAN DARREH-SHOORI, CHRISTOPHE TOURENQ, BAHRAM ZEHZAD, LAURENT TATIN, DAVID TATIN AND BIJAN AZMAYESH
140 Apparent predation attempt by Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus on Black Vulture Aegypius monachus chick in Turkey
  AKIF AYKURT AND CEM ORKUN KIRAC
141 An intrageneric Accipiter hybrid from Eilat, Israel
  REUVEN YOSEF, ANDREAS J. HELBIG AND WILLIAM S. CLARK
145 The first Painted Snipe Rostratula benghalensis in Jordan
  PETE M. ELLIS AND KEN SHAW
146 The first European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria in Jordan
  PETE M. ELLIS, KHALDOUN AL OMARI AND ANWAR EL HALAH
147 Does Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago breed in Turkey?
  TIM MARLOW, GUY M. KIRWAN AND BURAK GUNES
148 The validity of Monticola saxatilis coloratus Stepanyan, 1964
  GUY M. KIRWAN
149 A previously unreported, Garrulus-like plumage pattern in Pleske's Ground Jay Podoces pleskei
  TIZIANO LONDEI
152 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
156 Around the Region
  Compiled by DAWN BALMER AND KEITH BETTON
Editor: Guy M. Kirwan
Features Editor Derek Harvey
Assistant Editor Ian J. Andrews
Editorial Committee Mikael Blair, Paul Goriup, 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