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Research Professor DSc Zlatozar Boev, ornithologist
Research Professor DSc Zlatozar Boev, ornithologist

Zlatozar Boev

(Professor DSc)
phone: (+359 87) 8668880; 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


Manual for identification of the wing phalanx (phalanx proximalis digiti majoris) of European birds. Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences — National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Joint Project (2023—2025).
Neanderthal and early modern human interactions in the Central Balkans (NEEMO). Serbian Ministry of Science (2022—2024)
Conservation measures for the Lesser Spotted Eagle and its habitats in Bulgaria. LIFE18 NAT/BG/001051. Program Life — EC (2019—2024)
History of the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (2015—2024)
Distributed System of Scientific Collections — Digitisation of the palaeoornithological, archaeoornithological and osteological collections of birds at the National Museum of Natural History — BAS (2021—2023)
Quaternary vertebrate fauna of Bulgaria — composition, chronology and impoverishment (2022—2023)
Terminologia ornithologica bulgarica. Part I. Taxonomia (2023—2024)
Terminologia ornithologica bulgarica. Part II. Morphologia (2024—2025)

Most recent publications


Undjian, E., Nankinov, D., Darakchiev, A., Petrov, T., Apostolov, A., Boev, Z., 2024. Avifauna of the Sandanski-Petrich Valley (Blagoevgrad Region, SW Bulgaria) after data from the Rupite Ornithological Station (1976—1978). — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Plovdiv, 9: 1—38. [PDF]

Boev, Z., Nedyalkov, N., Georgiev, D., Spassov, N., 2024. Late Pleistocene birds and mammals from the Kiliite Cave (Central Stara Planina Mts — Central North Bulgaria). — Geologica Balcanica, 53 (1) : 105—115. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2024. Past distribution of the White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla (Linnaeus, 1758)) in Bulgaria — subfossil record. — Comptes rendus de l’Académie bulgare des Sciences, 77 (5): 669—675. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2024. One Hundred and Thirty-Five Years of Ornithology in Bulgaria: The Role of the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in the Development of Ornithology in Bulgaria—Representatives, Collections and Achievements. — Diversity 2024, 16, 284. doi:10.3390/d16050284 [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2024. New locality of the invasive Monk parakeet Myiopsitta monachus (Boddaert, 1783) in Greece. — ZooNotes, 240: 1—4. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2024. Dr. Petar Iankov — a talented and dedicated researcher and conservator of birds in Bulgaria. Biobibliography on the occasion of his 70th anniversary. — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Plovdiv, 9: 1—37. [PDF]

Боев, З., 2024. Полската яребица — важна в миналото и днес. — Лов и риболов, 3: 64—67. [PDF]

Боев, З., 2024. Кардамският скорец — най-древната птица в България. — Природа — БАН, 1: 100—105. [PDF]

Боев, З., 2024. Изображения на животни в пещерите на България. — Лов и риболов, 1: 70—73. [PDF]

Боев, З., 2024. Дивият заек — древният дребен дивеч. — Лов и риболов, 2: 58—61. [PDF]


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