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Research Professor DSc Zlatozar Boev, ornithologist, head of Vertebrates Department
Research Professor DSc Zlatozar Boev, ornithologist, head of Vertebrates Department

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


Action plan for conservation of Egyptian vulture Neophron percnopterus in Bulgaria. Bulgarian society for the protection of birds (2014—2020)
Conservation measures for the Lesser Spotted Eagle and its habitats in Bulgaria. LIFE18 NAT/BG/001051. Program Life — EC (2019—2024)
ROBG-471 New destinations in cross-border tourism, No e-MS ROBG 471 — Interreg: The museums of Craiova and Varshets (2018—2022)
History of the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (2015—2024)
Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene birds of Northern Vietnam (2018—2022)
History of Bulgarian ornithology (2020—2022)
Digitisation of the palaeoornithological, archaeoornithological and osteological collections of birds at the National Museum of Natural History — BAS (2021—2022)
Quaternary vertebrate fauna of Bulgaria — composition, chronology and impoverishment (2022—2023)

Most recent publications


Demerdzhiev, D., Boev, Z., Dobrev, D., Terziev, N., Nedyalkov, N., Stoychev, S., Petrov, T., 2022. Diet of Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) in Bulgaria: composition, distribution and variation. — Biodiversity Data Journal, 10: e77746. doi:10.3897/BDJ.10.e77746 [PDF]

Boev, Z., Mikkola, H., 2022. First Pleistocene record of Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa Forster, 1772) in Bulgaria. — Comptes rendus de l’Académie bulgare des Sciences, 75 (5): 680—685. [PDF]

Boev, Z., Boev, Z. Jr., 2022. First observation of the White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla (Linnaeus, 1758)) in CW Bulgaria for the last 132 years. — ZooNotes, 207: 1—4. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2022. Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Birds of Northern Vietnam (Caves Dieu and Maxa I, Thanh Hoa Province)—Paleornithological Results of the Joint Bulgarian-Vietnamese Archaeological Expeditions, 1985—1991 (Paleoavifaunal Research). — Quaternary 2022, 5, 31. doi:10.3390/quat5030031 [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2022. History of the Bulgarian ornithology (A review of the research fields and achievements for 277 years with complete bibliography). — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, Supplement 3: 1—55. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2022. First record of the Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus (Say, 1823)) (Scolopacidae — Aves) in Bulgaria. — ZooNotes, 194: 1—3. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2022. European bison (Bison bonasus Linnaeus, 1758) in Bulgaria: fossil and historical records, distribution, and disappearance. — Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity, 6 (x): x—x. doi:10.5281/zenodo.6849950 [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2022. Avian remains from the Palace Center and the Citadel of the medieval capital Pliska of Bulgaria (10th century AD). — ZooNotes, 195: 1—4. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2022. Animal remains of the Late Antique fortified site (4th—6th century AD) near Shipot village (Vidin Region, NW Bulgaria). — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, 7: 5—11. [PDF]

Boev, Z., 2022. Alpine ibex (Capra ibex Linnaeus, 1758) in Bulgaria — fossil record, distribution and disappearance. — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum — Plovdiv, 7: 13—20. [PDF]


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