Sandgrouse 25 (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 25 (1) Spring 2003

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Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus taken by Hadoram Shirihai at Gamla Gorge Nature Reserve, Israel, autumn 2002

2 OSME NEWS
   
4 NEWS AND INFORMATION
  compiled by GUY M. KIRWAN
8 Turkey Bird Report 1997 - 2001
  EDITED BY GUY M. KIRWAN, METEHAN ÖZEN, BAHTIYAR KURT AND R. P. MARTINS
32 How much do we know about the Caucasian Black Grouse Tetrao mlokosiewiczi?
  RAMAZ GOKHELASHVILI, KERRY P. REESE AND LEXO GAVASHELISHVILI
41 The current breeding status of Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca in Azerbaijan
  ELCHIN SULTANOV AND NIGAR AGAYEVA
49 The spatial and tempoal behaviour of a Common Swift
  ULRICH TIGGES
53 Observations on birds in Tajikistan, April - May 1997
  DAVID MURDOCH
59 Some unusual patterns of bird migration in Uzbekistan
  ELENA KREUZBERG-MUKHINA
63 The first Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis in Bulgaria
  DIMITAR N. RAGYOV, LUDMILLA G. POPOVA-WIGHTMAN, KONSTANTIN S. POPOV, SVETLA Y. DALAKCHIEVA, BORIS P. NIKOLOV AND IVAILO P. NIKOLOV
65 The first Long-tailed Duck Clangula hymemalis in Armenia
  VASIL ANANIAN AND PETER DE ROUW
67 The first records of Grey-headed Gull Larus cirrocephalus in Egypt
  JOHAN ELMBERG AND LOTHAR MÜLLER
69 The first Radde's Accentor Prunella ocularis in Lebanon
  THIERRY BARA
70 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
76 AROUND THE REGION
  Compiled by DAWN BALMER AND KEITH BETTON
Editor: Guy M. Kirwan
Features Editor Situation Vacant
Assistant Editor Dawn Balmer
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