Sandgrouse 33 (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 33 (2) Autumn 2011

Sandgrouse Cover 33 (2)

Cover photo: Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus. � Mike Barth

98 A note on occurrence at man-made habitats of wintering Greater Spotted Aquila clanga and Eastern Imperial Eagles A. heliaca in the coastal belt of eastern Saudi Arabia.
  BRIAN S MEADOWS
102 The first breeding record of Glossy Ibises Plegadis falcinellus for Cyprus.
  MICHAEL MILTIADOU
109 Occurrence of Western Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros gibraltariensis in Kazakhstan, in relation to its recent eastwards expansion in Russia.
  AREND WASSINK
112 The first record of Yellow-throated Sparrow Gymnoris xanthocollis in Egypt.
  MASSIMILIANO DETTORI & ISTVAN MOLDOVAN
114 Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding populations in Yerevan and the Meghri region, Armenia.
  VASIL ANANIAN, KAREN AGHABABYAN, SIRANUSH TUMANYAN, GRIGOR JANOIAN & KEITH BILDSTEIN
120 Recent breeding records and status of Barn Owl Tyto alba in Gilan province, northern Iran.
  ABBAS ASHOORI, HOSSIEN ALlNEJAD & ALI HAMRAZ
122 Observations on bird migration, Egypt: Fayid April 1954.
  JOHN R SIMMS, IAN SIMMS & ALEX M SIMMS
132 Watercock Gallicrex cinerea on Socotra, a new bird for Yemen.
  RF PORTER & AHMED SAEED SULEIMAN
134 Observations of Clamorous Reed Warblers Acrocephalus stentoreus brunnescens and Mangrove Reed WarblersAcrocephalus (scirpaceus) avicenniae in mangroves of the Yemen Red sea coast.
  RICHARD PORTER & DAVID STANTON
139 The influence of wind conditions and topography on soaring migrants on the western side of the southern gulf of Suez, Egypt.
  GUDRUN HILGERLOH, GRAEME PEGRAM & ALF SCHREIBER
149 Why has only one wheatear Oenanthe species colonised Cyprus?
  PETER FLINT
163 An avifaunal survey of the Istranca mountains, Turkish Thrace: novel breeding bird records including the first breeding record of Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix in Turkey.
  KORHAN OZKAN
174 Eastern nominate Nightingales Luscinia m. megarhynchos in Cyprus in 2011.
  CLIVE WALTON
177 First records of Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala in Saudi Arabia.
  ROSS AHMED
179 Migratory soaring bird arrivals coastal southwest Sinai, spring 2006.
  MARY MEGALLI
181 Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus longevity record.
  WILLIAM S CLARK, CAROL MCINTYRE, OHAD HATZOFE & EDNA GORNEY
182 Photospot: Desert birds in Kuwait.
   
189 Reviews.
   
191 OSME News.
  GEOFF WELCH
193 News & Information.
  DAWN BALMER (COMPILER)
200 Around the Region.
  DAWN BALMER & IAN HARRISON (COMPILERS)
Editor: Dr Peter Cowan OSME Editor, Department of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman
Editorial Advisors Vasil Ananian, Simon Aspinall, Paul Goriup, Mike Jennings, Dr Fares Khoury, Guy Kirwan, Dr Stephen Newton, Arend Wassink
Photographic Editor Paul Doherty
Reviews Editor Guy Kirwan
Identification Consultants Arnoud van den Berg, Chris Bradshaw, Andrew Lassey, Richard Porter