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Research Professor DSc Zlatozar Boev, ornithologist, head of Vertebrates Department. Photo: (c) S. Abadjiev
Research Professor DSc Zlatozar Boev, ornithologist, head of Vertebrates Department. Photo: (c) S. Abadjiev

Zlatozar Boev

(Professor DSc)
phone: (+359 87) 7089048; e-mail:

Born: 20 October 1955, Sofia.
Education: Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (1980).
Speciality: zoology.

Research interests


Palaeornithology; archaeornithology; evolution of birds and palaeoavifaunas; bone and external morphology of birds; disappearance and extinction of avian taxa; history of zoology, ornithology, palaeontology and natural science collections.


Current projects


Late Pleistocene birds from Thanh Hoa Province (Northern Vietnam)
Conservation measures for the Lesser Spotted Eagle and its habitats in Bulgaria. LIFE18 NAT/BG/001051. Program Life — EC (2019—2024)
Action plan for conservation of Egyptian vulture Neophron percnopterus in Bulgaria. Bulgarian society for the protection of birds (2009—2018)
Thracians — Genesis and Ethnic Development, Cultural Identities, Civilization Interactions and Heritage of Antiquity — Study of animal osteological materials (wild and domestic) from Neolithic to Late Middle Ages in order to search for continuity
History of the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Most recent publications


Boev, Z., Stallibrass, S., 2020. Avian remains from the Thracian trade settlement Pistiros (5—2 c. BC) near Vetren, Pazardzhik Province, SC Bulgaria). — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, 5: 43—47. [PDF]

Boev, Z., Milošević, S., 2020. Late Pleistocene avifauna of the Pešturina Cave (Nišava District, SE Serbia) and its implications for Late Pleistocene refugia on the Central Balkans. — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, 4: 1—14. [PDF]

Boev, Z., Gradev, G., Klisurova, H., Klisurov, I., Petrov, R., 2020. First record of the northern bald ibis Geronticus eremita (Linnaeus, 1758) in Bulgaria. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 41: 23—26. [PDF] doi:10.48027/hnb.41.03001

Boev, Z., 2020. A new Middle Miocene Starling (Sturnidae Rafinesque, 1815) from Kardam (NE Bulgaria). — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, 5: 33—41. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2020. A Little Dabbling Duck (Anatini Vigors, 1825 — Anseriformes Wagler, 1831) from the Late Miocene of Kremikovtsi (Bulgaria). — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, 5: 25—31. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2020. Fossil and subfossil records and recent status of shrikes (Passeriformes: Laniidae) in Bulgaria. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 41: 77—81. [PDF] doi:10.48027/hnb.41.10001

Boev, Z., 2020. Studen Kladenets Reservoir (CS Bulgaria), a stopover of the migratory Great White Pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus Linnaeus, 1758) through the Balkan Peninsula. — ZooNotes, 164: 1—4. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2020. Chauvireria bulgarica sp. n. — an extinct Early Pleistocene small phasianid of Phasianinae Horsfield, 1821 from Bulgaria. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 41: 55—70. [PDF] doi:10.48027/hnb.41.08001

Boev, Z., 2020. New Data on the Fauna of the Late Antiquity Northern Fortification Walls of Serdica (3rd—6th century A.D.) from Building Excavations on Exarch Joseph Street (Sofia, Bulgaria). — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, 5: 15—23. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2020. First European Neogene record of true pheasants from Gorna Sushitsa (SW Bulgaria). — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 41: 33—39. [PDF] doi:10.48027/hnb.41.05001


More complete list of publications — section e-Natura | Staff publications