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Prof. Dr. Pavel Hristov Zehtindjiev

Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
2 Gagarin Street, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
tel. +359 899 586983
fax (+359 2) 8705 498
http://www.iber.bas.bg/?q=en/user/30
alternative web site:
http://www.ecolab.bas.bg/main/Members/pavzeh/

Curriculum vitae

1 Background details
Date and place of birth: 22 August 1968; Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria
Nationality: Bulgarian

2 Employment and academic vita

Present moment:
Professor in Instutute of Biofdeversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

2001 –October 2009
Researcher I grade
Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Research director of Kalimok Biological Station

1999 – 2001 Resercher II grade in Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

1993 – 1999
Resercher III grade in Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

1991 - 1992 Teacher of Biology

1990 - 1991Obligatory national military service

3 Degrees

2001 Doctorate (PhD) in Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Thesis title: Night migration of birds in Bulgaria.

Nocturnal phase of bird migration. Composition of species. Spatial and temporal distribution of density. Direction of migration and effect of topography.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bolshakov C.V.

1990 Diploma in Zoology in St. Petersburg University, Faculty of Biology, Dept. of Zoology, Russia
Thesis title: Geographical variation in the processes of the annual cycle in Acrocephalus, Aves.
A field study of the variations in the timing of breeding, molting and migration of four Acrocephalus species in Northern Palaearctic.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Noskov G.A.

4 Stays abroad
2001 Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach, Switzerland
2003 Bird Migration Research Station, Przebendowo, Gdansk, Poland
2007 Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden

5 Experience in academic committees
since 2005 Council member of the European Ornithologist’ Union
since 2000 Member of scientific council of the department of Ecology and Conservation of Terrestrial Animals in the Institute of Zoology, Sofia
since 2000 National Contact Point for the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS/UNEP) for Great Bustard (O. tarda) and Aquatic Warbler (Acr. paludicola).
1996 – 2000 Member of the scientific council of the conservation foundation “Le Balkan-Bulgaria”

6 Teaching experience
since 1995 supervisor of 5 B.Sc. and M.Sc.students from
Faculty of Biology, Sofia University, St. Kliment Ohridsky, Sofia
and Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
since 2003 supervisor of 5 PhD students, Instutute of Biofdeversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

7 Memberships
European Ornithologist’s Union
Bulgarian Ornithological Society
Bulgarian Society for Protection of Birds, Bird Life partner in Bulgaria
Bulgarian National Society of Naturalists

8 Languages
Bulgarian: native language
English: fluent
Russian: fluent
German: basic skills

9 Other skills

Over 20 years licensed bird ringer with more then 15 000 ringed birds in Bulgaria, former Soviet Union countries and Morocco. Licensed ringer of SEEN (South East European bird migration Network). Field assistance in the project: Radar study of nocturnal passage of the West-European migratory flow through North-West Africa and the Atlas mountains (Northern Morocco, 2002). Participant in the 12th Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition in 2003-2004. Cleare driver licence since 1991.

past projects

The role of the Balkan region in the Palearctic-African migration system: A quantitative estimate of the spatial and temporal distribution of nocturnal bird migration. (1999 – 2002)
Simultaneous large-scale moonwatching observations in South Eastern Europe (1999 – 2003). Joint research project of the Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of sciences and the Swiss Ornithological Institute.

Reintroduction in the nature of rare and endangered bird species: Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea), Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) and Great bustard (Otis tarda). (1999 – 2001)
The project involved development of schemes for captive breeding and reintroduction of endangered bird species.

Radio-satellite tracking of Red-breasted geese (Branta ruficollis) and Lesser White-Fronted Geese (Anser erythropus) wintering in Bulgaria.(1996 – 1997)
Series of experiments on the globally threatened Red-breasted Goose and Lesser White-fronted Goose. Various ways of transmitter fixing have been explored. An implementation of a program for satellite tracing of the migratory ways of these two geese species.

Experimental stuy of bird malaria.
Lund University, Swedish Research Council, Carl Tryggers Foundation
Bird malaria interaction in experimentally designed conditions and in the wild populations. Large scale screening of the hosts. Relation of the existing morphospecies with the Cyt. b lineages of the haemosporidian parasites of birds.

present projects

Migratory connectivity and migration pattern of Palaearctic long-distance migrants
Swiss Ornithological Institute Joint Research Project
Application of novel ultra-light device for direct and continuous position measurements, that allow localise the wintering areas of our study species, to detect movements in the wintering areas, and to follow individual birds during their migration.
Linking events through the annual cycle: the importance of migratory connectivity and seasonal interactions for the ecology of migratory birds. Joint Research Project with Institute of vertebrate biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
The aims: (1) how migratory connectivity differs among species and what consequences these differences have for their population dynamics; (2) how carry-over effects influence individuals in subsequent seasons of the annual cycle; (3) demonstrate the importance of geolocators for the needs of species conservation.

Senior Field Ornithologist in the long term monitoring program of the biggest in Bulagraia Wind Park. Six years experience with Turbine Shut Down System for mitigation of collision risk for birds in Sveti Nikola Wind Farm ( NE Bulgaria): http://www.aesgeoenergy.com/site/Studies.html
Five years experience with radar for bird migration quantification - BirdScan 1in bird detection and migration monitoring (Fixbeam radar of Swiss Ornithological Institute)

International cooperation

Since 2005 Prof. Staffan Bensch, Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden. Collaboration in experimental study of bird malaria parasites.

Since 2005 Prof. Susanne Akeson, Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden. Colaboration in orientation study of Paddyfield Warblers (Acr. agricola).

2001-2004 Prof. Busse, Gdansk, Poland. Collaboration in the frame of South East European bird migration Network

Since 2004 Cooperation with Dr. Gediminas Valkiunas, Institute of Ecology, Vilnius University.Lithuania

Since 2002 Cooperation with Dr. Liechti, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach, Switzerland.
Organization and coordination of large scale moon-watching observations in the Balkan region.

1994-1999 Cooperation with Dr. Bolshakov and exchange of visits to the Ornithological station Rybachy, Kaliningrad, Russia. Organisation of first investigations of night migration in Bulgaria.

Research interests

I have been working in the field of avian biology since 1993. My major research interest is seasonal migration as a tool for the study of microevolution of birds. I have also worked on the fauna, reintroduction and ecology of endangered and rare bird species.
The main focus of my research is on the microevolution of birds. My research is broadly in population ecology with particular emphasis on the responses of individuals to changing environmental conditions and the proximate factors influencing these responses. I am interested in evolutionary consequences of bird migration and the adaptive significance of migratory habits as well as to the migrants’ flexibility in responding to environmental changes.
At present, I am interested in the norm of reactions and adaptive radiation in performance of the seasonal migration in birds. After the large scale investigations of this adaptation in birds I am interested now in the study of the process in details. My research group works primarily on wild populations of birds since these offer excellent opportunities for testing a number of theoretical predictions in this area. Recent work has focused variability in orientation behaviour, physiological conditions of the migrants and terms of migration at specific and population levels.
We have also worked on captive birds and on methods for reintroduction in nature of endangered species of birds and conservation aspects of bird migration. I have been also involved in a project of impact estimation of wind turbines on the migrating birds along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.
I have recently been interested in the molecular approach to population studies and in my group we currently have a number of ongoing studies in this area. Bird parasite interaction and its concequences on the population proceses are studied both in experimental and natural infected Gread Reed Warblers (Acr. arundinaceus). The polymorphism of the population in Gentoo Penguins (P. papua) from Livingstone island, Antarctica and Paddyfiel Warblers (Acr. agricola) with most western breeding population in Bulgaria have been studied.
I collaborate with a number of colleagues both here in Bulgaria and abroad.

Major scientific contributions (in Bulgarian)

Publications

Marinov M.P., Zehtindjiev P., Dimitrov D., Ilieva M., Bobeva A., Marchetti Ch. (2015). Haemosporidian infections and host behavioural variation: a case study on wild-caught nightingales (Luscinia megarhynchos)", Ethology Ecology & Evolution, doi: 10.1080/03949370.2015.1102776.
it will be available at the following permanent link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03949370.2015.1102776.

Asghar M., Hasselquist D., Hansson B., Zehtindjiev P., Westerdahl H., Bensch S. (2015) Hidden costs of infection: chronic malaria accelerates telomere degradation and senescence in wild birds. Science, 347:. 436-438 . doi: 10.1126/science.1261121

Ivanova K, Zehtindjiev P, Mariaux J, Georgiev BB. Genetic diversity of avian haemosporidians in Malaysia: cytochrome b lineages of the genera Plasmodium and Haemoproteus (Haemosporida) from Selangor.2015 Infection, Genetics and Evolution 31 (2015) 33–39

Bobeva, A., Zehtindjiev, P., Ilieva, M., Dimitrov D., Mathis A., Bensch, S. Host preferences of ornithophilic biting midges of the genus Culicoides in Eastern Balkans with respect to transmission of haemosporidian parasites. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 2014: In press.

Bobeva, A., Ilieva, M., Dimitrov, D., Zehtindjiev, P. Degree of associations among vectors of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) and host bird species with respect to haemosporidian parasites in NE Bulgaria. Parasitology Research, 113(12), 2014: 4505–4511. ISSN: 0932-0113. doi: 10.1007/s00436-014-4140-1

Bobeva A., Zehtindjiev P., Bensch S., Radrova J. A survey of biting midges of the genus Culicoides Latreille, 1809 (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in NE Bulgaria, with respect to transmission of avian haemosporidians. Acta Parasitologica, 58(4) (2013): 585 – 591, ISSN: 1230 – 2821. DOI: 10.2478/s11686-013-0185-z.

Dimitrov, D., Valkiūnas, G., Zehtindjiev, P., Ilieva, M., Bensch, S. Molecular characterization of haemosporidian parasites (Haemosporida) in yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava), with description of in vitro ookinetes of Haemoproteus motacillae. Zootaxa, 3666 (3) (2013): 369–381. ISSN 1175-5326 (print edition), doi:dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3666.3.7 http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3666.3.7

Dimitrov, D., Palinauskas, V., Iezhova, T. A., Bernotene, R., Ilgūnas, M., Bukauskaitė, D., Zehtindjiev, P., Ilieva, M., Shapoval, A. P., Bolshakov, C. V., Markovets, M. Y., Bensch, S., Valkiūnas, G. Plasmodium spp.: An experimental study on vertebrate host susceptibility to avian malaria. Experimental Parasitology, 2014, doi:10.1016/j.exppara.2014.11.005, ISSN: 0014-4894.

Hahn S., Emmenegger T.,, Lisovski S., Amrhein V., Zehtindjiev P., Liechti F. Variable detours in long-distance migration across ecological barriers and their relation to habitat availability at ground Ecology and Evolution, 2014, 4, ( 21), 4150–4160, doi: 10.1002/ece3.1279.

Dimitrov, D., Zehtindjiev, P., Bensch, S., Ilieva, M., Iezhova, T., Valkiūnas, G. Two new species of Haemoproteus Kruse, 1890 (Haemosporida, Haemoproteidae) fromEuropeanbirds, with emphasis on DNA barcoding for detection of haemosporidians in wildlife. SystematicParasitology, 87(2), 2014: 135–151. ISSN: 0165-5752. doi: 10.1007/s11230-013-9464-1.

Valkiūnas, G., Palinauskas, V., Ilgūnas, M., Bukauskaitė, D., Dimitrov, D., Bernotienė, R., Zehtindjiev, P., Ilieva, M.,Iezhova, T.A. Molecular characterization of five widespread avian haemosporidian parasites (Haemosporida), with perspectives on the PCR-based detection of haemosporidians in wildlife. Parasitology Research, 113(6), 2014: 2251–2263. ISSN: 0932-0113. doi: 10.1007/s00436-014-3880-2

Asghar M., Hasselquist D., Hansson B., Zehtindjiev P., Westerdahl H., Bensch S. Hidden costs of infection: chronic malaria accelerates telomere degradation and senescence in wild birds. Science, (IF2013= 31.477). (earlier publication online in Science Express)

Zehtindjiev P, Ivanova K, Mariaux J, Georgiev B. B. 2013 First data on the genetic diversity of avian haemosporidians in China: cytochrome b lineages of the genera Plasmodium and Haemoproteus (Haemosporida) from Gansu Province. Parasitol Res (2013) 112:3509 – 3515. ISSN 0932-0113. DOI 10.1007/s00436-013-3533-x (IF2012 = 2.852)
Hahn S, Amrhein V, Zehtindijev P, Liechti F. 2013 Strong migratory connectivity and seasonally shifting isotopic niches in geographically separated populations of a long‑distance migrating songbird. Oecologia , DOI 10.1007/s00442-013-2726-4

Ożarowska A, Ilieva M, Zehtindjiev P , Åkesson S, and Muś K. 2013 A new approach to evaluate multimodal orientation behaviour of migratory passerine birds recorded in circular orientation cages. The Journal of Experimental Biology 216, 4038-4046, doi:10.1242/jeb.088757

Dimitrov D, Valkiūnas G, Zehtindjiev P, Ilieva M, Bensch S. 2013 Molecular characterization of haemosporidian parasites (Haemosporida) in yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava), with description of in vitro ookinetes of Haemoproteus motacillae. Zootaxa 3666 (3): 369–381. HTTP://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3666.3.7

Bobeva A, Zehtindjiev P, Bensch S, and Radrova J. 2013 A survey of biting midges of the genus Culicoides Latreille,1809 (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in NE Bulgaria, with respect to transmission of avian haemosporidians. Acta Parasitologica, 2013, 58(4), 585–591; ISSN 1230-2821, DOI: 10.2478/s11686-013-0185-z

Zehtindjiev P, Ivanova K, Mariaux J, Georgiev B. B. 2013 First data on the genetic diversity of avian haemosporidians in China: cytochrome b lineages of the genera Plasmodium and Haemoproteus (Haemosporida) from Gansu Province. Parasitol Res (2013) 112:3509 – 3515DOI 10.1007/s00436-013-3533-x

Zehtindjiev P, Križanauskienė A, Bensch S, Palinauskas V, Asghar M, Dimitrov D, Scebba S, Valkiunas G. 2012. A new morphologically distinct avian malaria parasite that fails detection by established PCR-based protocols for amplification of the cytochrome B gene. J. Parasitol 98 (3): 657-665.

Neto J.M., Arroyo J.L., Bargain B., Monros J.S., Matrai N., Prochazka P., Zehtindjiev P. 2012 Phylogeography of a Habitat Specialist with High Dispersal Capability: The Savi’s Warbler Locustella luscinioides. PLoS ONE 7(6): e38497. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038497

Muhammad .A, Westerdahl H., Zehtindjiev P.,. Ilieva M, Hasselquist D., Bensch S. 2012. Primary peak and chronic malaria infection levels are correlated in experimentally infected great reed warblers Parasitology,.139: 1246-1252 doi:10.1017/S0031182012000510

Marc de Dinechin, F. Dobson S., Zehtindjiev P., Metcheva R., Couchoux C., Martin A., Quillfeldt P., and Jouventin P. 2012. The biogeography of Gentoo Penguins (Pygoscelis papua). Can. J. Zool. 90: 352–360 doi:10.1139/Z2012-016

Zehtindjiev P., Križanauskienė A., Scebba S., Dimitrov D., Valkiūnas G., Hegemann A., Tieleman B. I., Bensch S. 2011. Haemosporidian infections in skylarks (Alauda arvensis): a comparative PCR-based and microscopy study on the parasite diversity and prevalence in southern Italy and the Netherlands. European Journal of Wildlife Research. 58, 335–344; DOI: 10.1007/s10344-011-0586-y

Marzal, Alfonso Ricklefs, Robert E. Valkiūnas, Gediminas Albayrak, Tamer Arriero, Elena Bonneaud, Camille Czirják, Gábor A. Ewen, John Hellgren, Olof Hořáková, Dita Iezhova, Tatjana A. Jensen, Henrik Križanauskienė, Asta Lima, Marcos R. de Lope, Florentino Magnussen, Eyðfinn Martin, Lynn B. Møller, ers P. Palinauskas, Vaidas Pap, Péter L. Pérez-Tris, Javier Sehgal, Ravinder N. M. Soler, Manuel Szöllősi, Eszter Westerdahl, Helena Zetindjiev, Pavel Bensch, Staffan. 2011. Diversity, Loss, Gain of Malaria Parasites in a Globally Invasive Bird. Public Library of Science ONE,6 (7),doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0021905

Schrey W., Grispo M., Awad M., Cook M. B., Mccoy E. D., Mushinsky H. R., Albayrak T., Bensch S., Burke T., Butler L. K., Dor R., Fokidis H. B., Jensen H., Imboma T., Kessler-rios M. M., Marzal A., Stewart I. R. K., Westerdahl H., Westneat D. F., Zehtindjiev P., Martin B. 2011. Broad-scale latitudinal patterns of genetic diversity among native European and introduced house sparrow (Passer domesticus) populations. Molecular Ecology 20 (6),1133–1143.

Zehtindjiev P, Ilieva M, Hansson B, Oparina O, Oparin M, Bensch S (2011) Population genetic structure in the paddyfield warbler (Acrocephalus agricola Jerd.). Current Zoology 57(1): 63-71

Dimitrov D., Zehtindjiev P. and Bensch S. (2010) Genetic diversity of avian blood parasites in SE Europe: Cytochrome b lineages of the genera Plasmodium and Haemoproteus (Haemosporida) from Bulgaria. Acta Parasitologica 55(3), 201–209; DOI: 10.2478/s11686-010-0029-z

Zehtindjiev P., Ilieva M., Åkesson S. (2010) Autumn orientation behaviour of paddyfield warblers, Acrocephalus agricola, from a recently expanded breeding range on the western Black Sea coast. Behavioural Processes 85, 167–171

Zehtindjiev P., Ilieva M., Križanauskienė A., Oparina O., Oparin M., Bensch S. (2009) Occurrence of haemosporidian parasites in the Paddyfield Warbler, Acrocephalus agricola (Passeriformes, Sylviidae). Acta Parasitologica 54(4): 295–300; DOI: 10.2478/s11686-009-0052-0

Mutafchiev Y., Zehtindjiev P. & Georgiev B.B. (2009) First record of the nematode Aviculariella alcedonis (Yamaguti & Mitunga, 1943) (Spirurida, Acuariidae) in Europe, with SEM observations and comments on its taxonomic position. Acta Parasitologica 54 (4): 374–379; DOI: 10.2478/s11686-009-0057-8

Zehtindjiev P., Ilieva M., Bogdanova M. (2009) Temporal dynamics of passerine bird migration in the Eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. Ardeola 57(2), 375-386.

Marchetti C., Zehtindhjiev P. (2009) Migratory orientation of sedge warblers (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) in relation to eating and exploratory behaviour. Behavioural Processes 82(3), 293-300; DOI: 10.1016/j.beproc.2009.07.008

Valkiūnas G., Zehtindjiev P., Dimitrov D., Križanauskienė A., Iezhova T. A., Bensch S. (2008) Polymerase chain reaction-based identification of Plasmodium (Huffia) elongatum, with remarks on species identity of haemosporidian lineages deposited in GenBank. Parasitology Research 102(6): 1185-1193.

Zehtindjiev P., Ilieva M., Westerdahl H., Hansson B., Valkiunas G., Bensch S. (2008) Dynamics of parasitemia of malaria parasites in a naturally and experimentally infected migratory songbird, the great reed warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus. Experimental Parasitology 119: 99–110.

Hansson B., Hasselquist D., Tarka M., Zehtindjiev P., Bensch S. (2008) Postglacial colonisation patterns and the role of isolation and expansion in driving diversification in a passerine bird. Public Library of Science ONE 3(7): e2794.

Valkiūnas G., Zehtindjiev P., Hellgren O., Ilieva M., Iezhova T.A., Bensch S. (2007) Linkage between mitochondrial cytochrome b lineages and morphospecies of two avian malaria parasites, with a description of Plasmodium (Novyella) ashfordi sp. nov. Parasitology Research 100(6): 1311-1322.

Hilgerloh G., Weinbecker J., Zehtindjiev P. (2006) Autumn migration of passerine long-distance migrants in northern Morocco observed by moonwatching. Ringing & Migration 23, 53-56.

Zehtindjiev P., Metcheva R., Savov A., Yankov Y., Ludwig A., Lieckfeldt D. (2006) Polymorphism of the population in Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua, Aves: Sphenisciformes) from Livingston Island, South Shetlands. In: Golemansky, V., Mecheva R. (Eds.) Bulgarian Antarctic Research, Life Sciences, 5: 1-9.

Metcheva R., Zehtindjiev P., Bezrukov V., Savov A., Yankov Y. (2006) Bill coloration of Gentoo (Pygoscelis papua ellsworthi). Part I. A Marker for Gentoo population studies. In: Golemansky, V., Mecheva R. (Eds.) Bulgarian Antarctic Research, Life Sciences, 5, 37-45.

Metcheva R., Zehtindjiev P., Savov A., Trakijska E., Yankov Y. (2005) Sex dimorphism established by body weight, beak and flipper length in Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) from Livingston Island. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 57(1): 65-71.

Ilieva M., Zehtindjiev P. (2005) Migratory state: body mass and fat level of five species of longdistance migrants during autumn migration in NE Bulgaria Ring 27(1): 61-67.

Zehtindjiev P. (2005) Body condition, and fat score in local and passage populations of the Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) during the spring migration in NE Bulgaria Ring 27(2): 137-143.

Zehtindjiev P., Ragyov D. (2005) Assessment of the risk of collision of night migrants with the planned wind energy turbines near the town of Balchik: a pilot study carried out in the autumn of 2003. In: Dereliev, S. et al. (comp.) Results of the study of birds and bats migration in the region of the planned wind energy park near the town of Balchik, north-eastern Bulgaria. Conservation Sequence, Report No 2-2005. BSPB, Sofia; p. 28-38.

Metcheva R., Zehtindjiev P. (2005) Distribution and Abundance of summer bird’s community from South Bay (Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica). In: Balkan Scientific Conference, Part II, 453-458.

Metcheva R., Zehtindjiev P., Yankov Y. (2004) Gentoo penguin colony estimations using digital photography. In: Golemansky, V., Chipev, N. (Eds.) Bulgarian Antarctic Research, Life Sciences, 4: 115-121.

Zehtindjiev P., Ilieva M., Ozarowska A., Busse P. (2003) Directional behaviour of the Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) studied in two types of orientation cages during autumn migration – a case study Ring 25: 53-63.

Zehtindjiev P., Liechti F. (2003) A quantitative estimate of the spatial and temporal distribution of nocturnal bird migration in south-eastern Europe – a coordinated moon-watching study Avian Science 3: 37-45.

Zehtindjiev P. (2003) Quantitative assessment of bird migration and topographic effect via High Mountain Network. In: Stamenov, J., Vachev, B. (Eds.) High Mountain Observatories and the challenges of the 21st century. HIMONTONET FP5 Project, Sofia, pp. 231-235.

Zehtindjiev P., Shurulinkov P., Tzonev R. (2002) Present status of great bustard (Otis tarda) in Bulgaria. In: Proceedings of the International Meeting of the Working Group on the East-European Population of Great Bustard, Harkov, 24-28 October: 42-47.

Bogdanova M., Zehtindjiev P. (2000) Experimental release of Ruddy Shelduck in the nature (preliminary results). Casarca 6: 253-257.

Zehtindjiev P. (2001) Nocturnal autumn migration of waterbirds (Anseriformes and Charadriiformes) in North-Eastern Bulgaria. Ardeola 48: 1-10.

Bogdanova M., Zehtindjiev P. (2000) On the biology of the Ruddy Shelduck in Bulgaria. Casarca 6: 243-252.

Valkiunas G., Iezhova T., Golemansky V., Pilarska D., Zehtindjiev P. (1999) Blood protozoan parasites (Protozoa: Kinetoplastida and Haemosporida) in wild birds from Bulgaria. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 51: 127-129.

Bolshakov C., Zehtindjiev P., Bulyuk V., Sinelschikova A. (1998) Flight directions and density of nocturnal passerine migration in the northern part of the Balkan Peninsula in autumn: preliminary results. Avian Ecology and Behaviour (St. Petersburg) 1: 50-67.

Kutzarov I., Zehtindziev P., Iankov P., Marinov M., Kurtev M. (1997) Kalimok Complex. In: Kostadinova, I. (comp.), Important Bird Areas in Bulgaria. BSPB Conservation Series. Book 1, Sofia, BSPB, pp. 101-103.

Симеонов П., Зехтинджиев П., Дилчев Н. (1997) Среднозимно преброяване на водоплаващите птици в Българска Добруджа (януари 1997). Branta 9: 15-17.
Куцаров Й., Янков П., Маринов М., Куртев М., Зехтинджиев П. (2007) Комплекс Калимок. В: Костадинова, И., Граматиков, М. (Ред.) Орнитологично важните места в България и Натура 2000. БДЗП Природозащитна поредица. Книга 11. София, БДЗП, с. 217-220.

Илиева М., Зехтинджиев П., Куцаров Й., Георгиев Д. (2008) Червен ангъч. В: Янков П. (Ред.) Атлас на гнездящите птици в България. Българско дружество за защита на птиците, Природозащитна поредица, Книга 10. София, БДЗП, с. 94-95.

Георгиев Д., Янков П., Зехтинджиев П., Илиева М. (2008) Дропла. В: Янков, П. (Ред.) Атлас на гнездящите птици в България. Българско дружество за защита на птиците, Природозащитна поредица, Книга 10. София, БДЗП, с. 230-231.

Зехтинджиев П., Илиева М., Делов В. (2008) Полски цвъркач. В: Янков П. (Ред.) Атлас на гнездящите птици в България. Българско дружество за защита на птиците, Природозащитна поредица, Книга 10. София, БДЗП, с. 470-471.

Илиева М., Делов В., Зехтинджиев П. (2008) Мустакато шаварче. В: Янков П. (Ред.) Атлас на гнездящите птици в България. Българско дружество за защита на птиците, Природозащитна поредица, Книга 10. София, БДЗП, с. 476-477.

Зехтинджиев П., Василев В., Илиева М., Делов В. (2008) Крайбрежно шаварче. В: Янков П. (Ред.) Атлас на гнездящите птици в България. Българско дружество за защита на птиците, Природозащитна поредица, Книга 10. София, БДЗП, с. 478-479.

Василев В., Георгиев Д., Дерелиев С., Делов В., Зехтинджиев П., Илиева М. (2008) Блатно шаварче. В: Янков П. (Ред.) Атлас на гнездящите птици в България. Българско дружество за защита на птиците, Природозащитна поредица, Книга 10. София, БДЗП, с. 484-485.

Зехтинджиев П., Антонов А., Дерелиев С., Василев В. (2008) Тръстиково шаварче. В: Янков П. (Ред.) Атлас на гнездящите птици в България. Българско дружество за защита на птиците, Природозащитна поредица, Книга 10. София, БДЗП, с. 486-487.

Зехтинджиев П., Петков Н., Йорданов С. (2008) Малко белогушо коприварче. В: Янков П. (Ред.) Атлас на гнездящите птици в България. Българско дружество за защита на птиците, Природозащитна поредица, Книга 10. София, БДЗП, с. 502-503.

Зехтинджиев П., Богданова М., Бедев К. (2009) Червен ангъч В: Големански В. (под печат). Червена книга на България. Том II.

Зехтинджиев П.,. Боев З. (2009) Голяма дропла. В: Големански В. (под печат). Червена книга на България. Том II.

Зехтинджиев П., Николов Б. (2009) Индийско шаварче. В: Големански В. (под печат). Червена книга на България. Том II.

Мичев Т., Зехтинджиев П. (2009) Речен цвъркач. В: Големански В. (под печат). Червена книга на България. Том II.

Affiliation

Department
Animal Diversity and Resources
Division
Biodiversity and Ecology of Parasites
Research group
Avian Blood Parasites

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