Sandgrouse 24 (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 24 (1) 2002

Cover 24 (1)

Pander's Ground Jay Podoces panderi, taken by Tim Loseby.

2 OSME NEWS
   
2 NEWS AND INFORMATION
  compiled by DEREK MOORE AND GUY M. KIRWAN
8 REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
   
9 Middle East birding contacts and organisations
  EFFIE WARR
13 The Turkmenian Kopet
  Dag M. CALDERBANK
19 PHOTOSPOT Black-headed Heron
  JØRN R.GUSTAD
22 Decline in breeding Sociable Plover Chettusia gregaria in the steppes of Naurzum and Korgalzhyn, Kazakhstan
  GÖTZ EICHHORN AND VALERI V. KHROKOV
28 Lek-like behaviour by Chukar Alectoris chukar, a socially monogamous partridge
  SALIT KARK
33 Further notes on the breeding biology of some birds in Saudi Arabia
  PETER CASTELL, JEFFORY COBURN, BERNARD PLEASANCE, TOM QUITTENDEN AND MOHAMMED SHOBRAK
38 Birds of Goksu Dam (Diyarbakir) and new records in south-east Turkey
  RECEP KARAKAS AND AHMET KILIÇ
44 Bird notes from Lebanon, including two new species
  T. BARA
46 Recent observations of some rare breeding birds in Armenia
  VASIL ANANIAN, SIMON BUSUTTIL AND MARK FINN
48 Significant bird observations from Iran, August-September 1998
  KONRAD ALI SACHANOWICZ, PIOTR KARCZMARCZYK AND ADAM OLSZEWSKI
52 The first breeding records of Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola and Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides in Armenia
  VASIL ANANIAN AND SIMON BUSUTTIL
53 The first Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica in Jordan
  GRAHAM TEBB AND NASHAT HAMIDAN
55 Biometric variation in three migratory Accipiter species at Eilat, Israel
  REUVEN YOSEF, JAN LONTKOWSKI, TADEUSZ STAWARCZYK AND PETER FEHERVARI
58 First record of Green Warbler Phylloscopus nitidus in western Saudi Arabia
  S. OSTROWSKI AND E. GUINARD
60 An unusual Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus at Eilat, Israel
  REUVEN YOSEF, WILLIAM S. CLARK AND STEVE HOFFMAN
63 First ringing record of Pied Stonechat Saxicola caprata in the Western Palearctic, at Eilat, Israel
  REUVEN YOSEF AND MARTIN RYDBERG-HEDAEN
65 The first Red-knobbed Coots Fulica cristata in Oman and the Middle East
  JØRN R. GUSTAD AND KOLBJØRN SCHJØLBERG
68 PROFILE
  Keith Betton DAWN BALMER
69 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
76 AROUND THE REGION
  Compiled by DAWN BALMER AND KEITH BETTON
Editor: Guy M. Kirwan
Features Editor Situation Vacant
Assistant Editor Situation Vacant
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