Sandgrouse 27 (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 27 (2) Autumn 2005

Sandgrouse Cover 27 (2)

(Greater) Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga taken by Hadoram Shirihai at Hola, Israel, October 2002

98 OSME NEWS
   
99 NEWS AND INFORMATION
  compiled by GUY M. KIRWAN
104 A long-term bird survey in the central Syrian desert (2000-2004): Part 2 - a provisional annotated checklist
  G. SERRA, G. AL QAIM, M.S. ABDALLAH, A. KANANI & A.K. ASSAED
126 Recent changes in the status and distribution of birds in Libya
  J. GASKELL
139 The Birds of Kralkizi Dam (Diyarbakir), Southeast Turkey
  R. KARAKAS & A. KILIC
147 The first Black-billed Wood Doves Turtur abyssinicus in Yemen and the Middle East
  D.B. STANTON
148 An early specimen of Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi from Syria?
  G.M. KIRWAN
149 An unusually-coloured White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa and its offspring: a case of colour inversion?
  S. JAVED & S. KHAN
150 Wintering Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria in southeastern Anatolia
  R. KARAKAS & M. BIRICIK
152 Breeding success of Brown-necked ravens Corvus ruficollis in the Mahazat as-Sayd Protected Area, Saudi Arabia
  M. SHOBRAK
157 On the distribution of Red-tailed wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia (de Fillipi, 1863) in Armenia
  V. ANANIAN & M. GHASABIAN
160 Heron breeding records in Cyprus 2003-2004
  D.J. WHALEY & J.C. DAWES
162 Plumage deviation in the left wing of Common Swift Apus apus
  U. TIGGES & Y. CORNFELD
163 First record of Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata for Egypt since 1917?
  I. WASCHKIES, C. SCHMIDT & J. DJERF
164 Photographs of Namaqua Dove Oena capensis (a first for Turkey) and Pallid Scops-Owl Otus brucei
  S. & F. VEYRUNES
165 Second clutches by Common Kestrels Falco tinnunculus breeding on buildings in Israel
  M. CHARTER, A. BOUSKILA & Y. LESHEM
168 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
170 AROUND THE REGION
  Compiled by DAWN BALMER AND KEITH BETTON
Editor: Michael Blair OSME Editor
Features Editor Situation Vacant
Assistant Editor Dawn Balmer
Editorial Committee Paul Goriup, Mike Jennings, Simon Aspinall, 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