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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


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. 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]

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]

Боев, З., 2024. Бяла и тундрова яребици. Отдавна отлетели от нашите земи. — Лов и риболов, 4: 62—65. [PDF]

Milošević, S., Boev, Z., Dimitrijević, V., Mihailović, D., 2023. First Fowlers of Europe: evidence for bird exploitation during MIS 8/7 from Velika Balanica cave (Serbia). — In: Marković, S. B., Hrvojević, M. P., Lazić, L. (Editors in Chief). Natural Resources and Environmental Risks: Towards a Sustainable Future. International Conference. Novi Sad, Serbia. Abstract Book. Serbian Academy Of Sciences And Arts, p. 41. [PDF]

Fladerer, F.A., Chatzopoulou, K., Steier, P., Bolka, M., Boev, Z., 2023. Eagle owls’ predation within a highly diversified Late Glacial landscape: remains of pikas and hares (Lagomorpha) from the Loutra Almopias Cave (Central Macedonia, Greece). — Geologica Balcanica 52 (2): 3—28. [PDF]

Demerdzhiev, D., Boev, Z., 2023. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tseno Petrov and the modern Bulgarian ornithology (A bio-bibliography of an honored Bulgarian ornithologist on occasion of his 80th anniversary). — Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Plovdiv, 8: 1—21. [PDF]

Demerdzhiev, D. A., Dobrev, D. D., Delchev, A. G., Angelov, I. D., Terziev, N. G., Iliev, M. D., Georgiev, G. S., Boev, Z. N., Nedyalkov, N. P., Arkumarev, V. S., 2023. Distribution, population status, habitats, and conservation of Lesser Spotted Eagle in Bulgaria. — Proceedings of Conferences Raptors Conservation 2023, Suppl. 2: 32—34. doi:10.19074/1814-8654-2023-2-32-34 [PDF]


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