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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., Popgeorgiev, G., 2021. Animal remains of the medieval settlement (9th—10th century A. D.) near Nedan village (Veliko Tarnovo Region, CN Bulgaria). — ZooNotes, 170: 1—4. [PDF]

Boev, Z., Bozukov, V., 2021. Satovcha (Blagoevgrad Distict, SW Bulgaria), a new Middle Miocene avian locality. — Comptes rendus de l’Académie bulgare des Sciences, 74 (3): 406—411. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2021. An Early Pleistocene magpie (Pica praepica sp. n.) (Corvidae Leach, 1820) from Bulgaria. — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, 6: 51—59. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2021. Data on the study of bird distribution in Bulgaria in the last 45 years (1976—2020). — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, 6: 1—45. [PDF]

Боев, З., 2021. Тропични птици в Сибир. — Природа — БАН, 2: 98—101. [PDF]

Боев, З., 2021. Фосилните земноводни в България. — Природа — БАН, 2: 92—96. [PDF]

Боев, З., 2021. Кафявата мечка — хищник с интересна история в България. — Природа — БАН, 1: 106—112. [PDF]

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


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