Sandgrouse 26 (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 26 (2) Autumn 2004

Sandgrouse Cover 26 (2)

Little Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis taken by Hadoram Shirihai at Eilat, Israel, in spring 2002

82 OSME NEWS
   
83 REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
   
84 NEWS AND INFORMATION
  compiled by GUY M. KIRWAN
87 A checklist of bird species held in seven important collections in Tehran
  A. KHALEGHIZADEH
94 The Syrian Wetland Expedition 2004: a summar
  D. MURDOCH, I. ANDREWS AND R. HOFLAND
105 The taxonomic position of the Afghan Scrub Sparrow Passer (moabiticus) yati
  G. M. KIRWAN
112 An ornithological study of the Azerbaijani Caspian coast, islands and regions of oil production
  E. SULTANOV
127 Breeding habitat of the Pale Rock Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla in the Mount Lebanon range
  C. C. KNIGHT AND C. M. BEALE
132 Biometric and plumage variation in African Collared Dove Streptopelia roseogrisea and Collared Dove S. decaocto at Eilat, Israel
  R. YOSEPH, M. RYDBERG-HEDAEN, N. ZELNOVA AND K. MEYROM
137 The first See-see Partridge Ammoperdix griseogularis in Armenia
  V. ANANIAN
139 Trumpeter Finches Bucanetes githagineus in Kuwait: feeding juveniles or courtship-feeding?
  P. J. COWAN, C. W. PILCHER AND S. T. SPENCERP. J. COWAN, C. W. PILCHER AND S. T. SPENCER
140 Notes on the behaviour of the Golden-winged Grosbeak Rhynchostruthus socotranus
  K. GEDEON AND V. NEUMANN
141 First confirmed breeding record of Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler Locustella certhiola in Kyrgyzstan
  T. ROTH AND G. JALILOVA
143 A mystery Phylloscopus warbler in Kuwait
  N. CLEERE, D. KELLY AND C. W. T. PILCHER
146 The first Cape Gannet Sula capensis in Oman and the Middle East
  H. ERIKSEN
148 An unusual Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita in the western Tien Shan, Kazakhstan
  E. I. GAVRILOV, A. E. GAVRILOV AND A. V. KOVOLENKO
149 Some corrections to, and comments on, recent papers on Iranian bird distributions
  K. KRATOCHWILL AND G. M. KIRWAN
151 The first Black Bush Robins Cercotrichus podobe in Jordan - a prelude to colonisation?
  A. GRIEVE, F. KHOURY AND K. NASSER
153 The first Purple Gallinule Porphyrio porphyrio in Saudi Arabia
  B. S. MEADOWS
154 The first Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus in eastern Saudi Arabia
  B. S. MEADOWS AND G. MUSALAME
155 Notes on three rare raptors in the Anzali wetlands, Iran
  A. KHALEGHIZADEH
156 PROFILE Phillip Andrew Lassey
  D. I. M. WALLACE
157 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
160 AROUND THE REGION
  Compiled by DAWN BALMER AND KEITH BETTON
Editor: Guy M. Kirwan & Michael Blair
Features Editor Situation Vacant
Assistant Editor Dawn Balmer
Editorial Committee 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