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Ivaylo Angelov. Photo: (c) Ivaylo Angelov
Ivaylo Angelov

Ivaylo Angelov

(PhD student)
phone: (+359 88) 5450812; e-mail:

Born 12 January 1982, Haskovo.
Education: Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Biological Faculty, BSc, speciality biology (2005), MSc, speciality zoology of vertebrates (2009); 2021—2023 — National Museum of Natural History, Sofia, PhD candidate, speciality zoology of vertebrates.


Research interests


Diurnal birds of prey: distribution, biology, population ecology, limiting factors in breeding and wintering areas and along the migratory route, interspecific relationships, cliff-nesting raptors, human-wildlife conflict, conservation.

Current projects


Population number, age structure and diet of the Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos Linnaeus, 1758) in Bulgaria. PhD candidate at the National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (2021—2023).
Mapping of breeding territories and search for nests of Lesser Spotted Eagle (Clanga pomarina) in Kamchiiska planina (BG0002044) and Provadiisko-Royaksko Plateau (BG0002038), LIFE18/NAT/BG/001051. Program Life — EU (2019—2024).
Autumn migration of soaring birds of prey in Lebanon. Bernd Meyburg Foundation for Raptor Research and Conservation.
Survey on the breeding population number of Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in Hadjar Mountains, Oman. International Avian Research & Bernd Meyburg Foundation for Raptor Research and Conservation.

Field experience


Bulgaria (since 1997), Greece (2005, 2009), China (2006), Turkey (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2016), Ethiopia (2009, 2010), Sudan (2010), Oman (2012, 2019), Kenya (2012), Lebanon (2019).

Most recent publications


Meyburg, B., Angelov, I., Azar, S., 2020. A corridor of soaring bird migration in Lebanon on the Eastern Mediterranean flyway. — Sandgrouse, 42: 46—58. [PDF]

Arkumarev, V, McGrady, M., Angelov, I., 2020. A literature review of occurrence of Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) resident in Africa. — Vulture News, 77: 1—54. [PDF]

Angelov, I, Bougain, C., Schulze, M., al Sariri, T., McGrady, M., Meyburg, B.-U., 2020. Oman confirmed as a stronghold for resident globally endangered Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus). — Ardea, 108: 73—82. [PDF]

Angelov, I., Hashim, I., 2019. Birds of prey observed during vulture surveys in northeast Sudan. — Scopus, 39 (2): 1—8. [PDF]

Angelov, I., 2015. Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis). — In: Golemansky, V., Peev, D., Chipev, N., Beron, P., Biserkov, V. (eds). Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria. Volume 2. Animals. Bulgarian Academy of Sciences & Ministry of Environment and Waters, Sofia. [PDF]

Demerdzhiev, D, Hristov, H., Dobrev, D., Angelov, I., Kurtev, M., 2014. Long-term population status, breeding parameters and limiting factors of the Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus Hablizl 1783) population in the Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria. — Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 66 (3): 373—384. [PDF]

Nikolov, S., Nikolov, C., Angelov, I., 2013. First record on ground nesting of Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus (Aves: Accipitriformes) in Continental Europe. — Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 65 (2): 417—419. [PDF]

Angelov, I., Yotsova, T., Sarrouf, M., McGrady, M., 2013. Large increase of the Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus population on Masirah island, Oman. — Sandgrouse, 35: 140—152. [PDF]

Angelov, I., Abdu, B., Terziev, N., Zelleke, S., 2013. Possible sighting of the Indian subspecies of the Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus ginginianus in Africa. — Vulture News, 64: 44—49. [PDF]

Angelov, I., Hashim, I., Oppel, S., 2012. Persistent electrocution mortality of Egyptian Vultures Neophron percnopterus over 28 years in East Africa. — Bird Conservation International, 1—6. [PDF]


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