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Boris Nikolov

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Assoc. Prof. Boris P. Nikolov, PhD
Head of the Bulgarian Ornithological Centre
Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.
1000 Sofia
BULGARIA
E-mail: lanius.bg@gmail.com
Report a ringed bird at: www.ring.ac

Research interests

Migration, breeding biology, ecology, behaviour, monitoring and conservation of birds

Publications

• HRISTOV, I., B. NIKOLOV, M. SAROV. 1999. The white-tailed plover (Vanellus leucurus Lichtenstein 1823) – a new species for Bulgaria. Acta zool. bulg. 51, 2/3: 131-132.
• IANKOV, P., V. DELOV, B. BAROV, A. IGNATOV, T. ROBERTSON, P. NEDYALKOV, S. VELKOV, I. NIKOLOV, B. NIKOLOV, P. SHURULINKOV, N. KARAIVANOV. 2007. Melnik Pyramids. – In: Kostadinova, I., M. Gramatikov (eds.) 2007. Important Bird Areas in Bulgaria and Natura 2000. BSPB, Conservation Series, Book 11. Sofia: 366-368. [bilingual – Bulgarian & English]
• LEXER, M. J., M. BOBINAC, S. DEKANIC, T. DUBRAVAC, G. GEORGIEV. M. GEORGIEVA, E. HOCHBICHLER, G. IVANOV, D. JOVIC, E. KASTNER, S. KRAJTER, L. NESTOROVSKI, B. NIKOLOV, B. STAJIC, A. TEISCHINGER, P. TRAJKOV, H. VACIK, I. VELICHKOV, B. WOLFSLEHENR, T. ZLATANOV. 2009. CForSEE: Multifunctional Management of Coppice Forests. – In: Machačová, J., K. Rohsmann (eds.) Scientific results of the SEE-ERA.NET Pilot Joint Call. Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI), Vienna: 49–56.
• NANKINOV, D., S. DALAKCHIEVA, B. NIKOLOV. 2007. Territorial Distribution of Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) in Bulgaria. J. Balkan Ecology 10, 3: 229-242.
• NANKINOV, D., S. DALAKCHIEVA, B. NIKOLOV, M. DJINGOVA. 2008. Bird Ringing Bulletin. No 11: Bulgarian report for 1987-1988. Bulgarian Ornithological Centre, BAS, Sofia. 110 p.
• NANKINOV, D., S. DALAKCHIEVA, B. NIKOLOV, P. SHURULINKOV, K. POPOV, S. KIRILOV, K. ZAREVA, B. BORISOV, G. STOJANOV, N. NANKINOV, N. MINCHEV, D. KJICHUKOV, I. NIKOLOV, R. STANCHEV, E. GANCHEV. 2001. Studying the behaviour of birds during the solar eclipse on August 11, 1999. The Russ. J. Orn., Express-issue 142: 355-369.
• NANKINOV, D., А. DUTSOV, B. NIKOLOV, B. BORISSOV, G. STOYANOV, G. GRADEV, D. GEORGIEV, D. POPOV, D. DOMUSCHIEV, D. KIROV, E. TILOVA, I. NIKOLOV, I. IVANOV, K. DICHEV, K. POPOV, N. KARAIVANOV, N. TODOROV, P. SHURULINKOV, R. STANCHEV, R. ALEKSOV, R.TSONEV, S. DALAKTCHIEVA, S. IVANOV, S. MARIN, S. STAJKOV, S. NIKOLOV & H. NIKOLOV. 2004. Breeding totals of the ornithofauna in Bulgaria, 2004. Green Balkans, Plovdiv. 32 pp. [bilingual – Bulgarian & English]
• NANKINOV, D., N. IVANOV, B. NIKOLOV, S. DALAKCHIEVA, G. GLUHCHEV, D. TRIFONOV. 2007. Electro-Acoustic Influence on Birds. Cybernetics and Information Technologies, BAS 7, 3: 106-111.
• NANKINOV, D. N., B. P. NIKOLOV. 2003. On the subspecies, breeding, migration and wintering of the Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor in Bulgaria. Biota 4, 1/2: 73-82.
• NANKINOV, D., B. NIKOLOV, S. DALAKCHIEVA, H. DINKOV. 2005. Concentrations of corvids Corvidae in Sofia city (Bulgaria) during the winter 2004/2005. Ciconia 14: 48-56.
• NANKINOV, D., B. NIKOLOV, S. DALAKCHIEVA, K. POPOV, S. IVANOV, N. MINCHEV. 2009. Die Verbreitung und Überwinterung der Sturmmöwe Larus canus in Bulgarien. Orn. Mitt. 61, 6: 204-210.
• NANKINOV, D., B. NIKOLOV, S. DALAKCHIEVA, K. POPOV, S. KIRILOV. 2008. Species Composition and Concentrations of Birds in Cherry Tree Plantations. J. Balkan Ecology 11, 2: 201-206.
• NANKINOV, D., P. SHURULINKOV, B. NIKOLOV, I. NIKOLOV, I. HRISTOV, R. STANCHEV, S. DALAKCHIEVA, A. DUTSOV, M. SAROV, A. ROGEV. 2004. Waterfowl birds (Anseriformes) on the wetlands around Sofia. Bulgarian Ornithological Centre (IZ – BAS), Sofia. 136 pp. [bilingual – Bulgarian & English]
• NANKINOV, D., P. SHURULINKOV, I. NIKOLOV, B. NIKOLOV, S. DALAKTCHIEVA, I. HRISTOV, R. STANCHEV, A. ROGEV, A. DUTSOV, M. SAROV. 1998. Studies of the waders (Charadriiformes) on the wetlands around Sofia (Bulgaria). Riv. ital. Orn. 68, 1: 63-83.
• NIKOLOV, B. P. 2000. An investigation of nest building and nests of the Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) in Bulgaria. Ring 22, 1: 133-146.
• NIKOLOV, B. P. 2002. Der Schwarzstirnwürger Lanius minor und Falken Falco spec. brüten nebeneinander. Orn. Mitt. 54, 6: 194-197.
• NIKOLOV, B. P. 2002. Melanistic Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes in south-west Bulgaria. Sandgrouse 24, 2: 140.
• NIKOLOV, B. P. 2002. Diet of the Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio in Bulgaria. Acrocephalus 23, 110/111: 21-26.
• NIKOLOV, B. P. 2003. Presumed hybrid between Red-backed Shrike and Lesser Grey Shrike in Bulgaria. British Birds 96, 9: 455-456.
• NIKOLOV, B. P. 2004. Reproductive Rates of the Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) (Aves: Laniidae) in the Sofia Region, Western Bulgaria. Acta zool. bulg. 56, 1: 75-82.
• NIKOLOV, B. P. 2005. Reproductive success of the Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator) in Western Bulgaria. Ornis Fennica 82: 73-80.
• NIKOLOV, B. P. 2006. The Shrikes (family Laniidae) (Aves: Passeriformes) in Bulgaria – distribution, breeding biology and migration. Extended summary of PhD thesis. Publ. Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Sofia. 43 pp. [in Bulgarian]
• NIKOLOV, B. P. 2008. Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus. – In: del Hoyo, J., A. Elliott, D. A. Christie (eds.) Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 13: Penduline-tits to Shrikes. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona: 794.
• NIKOLOV, B. P. 2008. Chinese Grey Shrike Lanius sphenocercus. – In: del Hoyo, J., A. Elliott, D. A. Christie (eds.) Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 13: Penduline-tits to Shrikes. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona: 788.
• NIKOLOV, B., A. GROZDANOV. 2009. Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus. Acrocephalus 30, 140: 44-45.
• NIKOLOV, B. I. HRISTOV, P. SHURULINKOV, I. NIKOLOV, A. RIGUEV, A. DUTSOV, R. STANCHEV. 2001. New data on some poorly studied species of forest (Strix uralensis, Glaucidium passerinum, Aegolius funereus) in Bulgaria. Forest science 1/2: 75-86. [in Bulgarian, English summary]
• NIKOLOV, B. P., I. P. HRISTOVA. 2007. Time-activity budgets of juvenile Woodchat Shrikes Lanius senator during the post-fledging period. Ardea 95, 2: 235-241.
• NIKOLOV, B., I. HRISTOVA. 2008. Probable longevity record in aberrantly pale Woodchat Shrike in Bulgaria. Dutch Birding 30, 1: 18.
• NIKOLOV, B., I. HRISTOVA. 2009. Food-storing of slime mould in Siberian Jay Perisoreus infaustus during the post-breeding season. Ornis Svecica 19: 59-61.
• NIKOLOV, B., I. HRISTOVA, R. ALEKSOV, R. STANCHEV. 2005. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica. Acrocephalus 26, 124: 60.
• NIKOLOV, I., I. HRISTOVA, B. NIKOLOV, N. CHAKAROV. 2006. Terek Sandpiper in Bulgaria. Alula 12, 4: 190-191.
• NIKOLOV, B. P., I. P. HRISTOVA, S. C. NIKOLOV, P. S. SHURULINKOV, A. A. DUTSOV. 2006. Abnormally plumaged Woodchat Shrikes in Bulgaria, with notes on albino and aberrantly pale Laniidae worldwide. Dutch Birding 28, 2: 90-95.
• NIKOLOV, B. P., I. P. HRISTOVA-NIKOLOVA, H. V. GROUW. 2011. Aberrantly coloured Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea offshore Chalkidiki, Greece. Acrocephalus 32: 148-149.
• NIKOLOV, B. P., N. D. KODZHABASHEV, V. V. POPOV. 2004. Diet composition and spatial patterns of food caching in wintering Great Grey Shrikes (Lanius excubitor) in Bulgaria. Biological Lett. 41, 2: 119-133.
• NIKOLOV, B., D. NANKINOV, S. DALAKCHIEVA, K. POPOV, S. IVANOV. 2008. Sex Ratio, Biometrics and Fat Score of Migratory and Wintering Reed Buntings Emberiza schoeniclus (Aves: Passeriformes) in Bulgaria. Acta zool. bulg., Suppl. 2: 111-118.
• NIKOLOV, S., B. NIKOLOV. 2003. Great Black-headed Gull Larus ichthyaetus. Acrocephalus 24, 116: 42.
• NIKOLOV, B., I. NIKOLOV, I. HRISTOVA, P. SHURULINKOV. 2006. Dritter Nachweis der Kanadagans Branta canadensis in Bulgarien. Orn. Mitt. 58, 6/7: 242-243.
• NIKOLOV, B., I. NIKOLOV, P. SHURULINKOV, S. VELKOV, I. HRISTOVA, G. DASKALOVA, A. RALEV. 2007. Ungewöhnliche Anzahlen der Bergente Aythya marila im Februar 2006 entlang der bulgarischen Küste. Orn. Mitt. 59, 1: 28-29.
• NIKOLOV, B., G. P. STOYANOV, D. N. RAGYOV, P. S. SHURULINKOV, I, P. NIKOLOV. 2008. High-altitude records of the Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor in Bulgaria during migration and winter. Acrocephalus 29, 138/139: 185-186.
• PLACHIYSKI, D., T. PETROV, B. IVANOV, S. VELKOV, I. NIKOLOV, B. NIKOLOV, P. SHURULINKOV, R. STANCHEV. 2007. Maritsa-Plovdiv. – In: Kostadinova, I., M. Gramatikov (eds.) 2007. Important Bird Areas in Bulgaria and Natura 2000. BSPB, Conservation Series, Book 11. Sofia: 417-419. [bilingual – Bulgarian & English]
• RAGYOV, D., L. POPOVA-WIGHTMAN, K. POPOV, S. DALAKCHIEVA, B. NIKOLOV, I. NIKOLOV. 2003. The first Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis in Bulgaria. Sandgrouse 25, 1:63-64.
• SHURULINKOV, P., I. HRISTOV, K. HRISTOV, I. NIKOLOV, B. NIKOLOV, S. VELKOV, H. DINKOV, A. RALEV, N. CHAKAROV, D. RAGYOV, R. STANCHEV, L. SPASSOV, I. HRISTOVA. 2007. Birds of Dragoman Marsh and Chepun hills, Western Bulgaria – List, Status and Recent Development of Water Birds Populations. J. Balkan Ecology 10, 3: 251-264.
• SHURULINKOV, P., I. NIKOLOV, G. DASKALOVA, B. NIKOLOV, G. STOYANOV. 2008. Further range expansion of the Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina in Bulgaria. Ciconia 16: 49-56.
• SHURULINKOV, P., B. NIKOLOV, P. STATKOV, I. HRISTOVA, A. RALEV, H. DINKOV, K. HRISTOV, I. HRISTOV. 2006. Erster sicherer Brutnachweis des Schwarzhalstauchers nach über einem Jahrhunder in der Sofia-Ebene, Bulgarien. Orn. Mitt. 58, 11: 376-379.
• SHURULINKOV, P., B. NIKOLOV, G. STOYANOV, I. NIKOLOV. 2003. Erstes sicheres Brüten des Karmingimpels in Bulgarien. Orn. Mitt. 55, 4: 122-127.
• SHURULINKOV, P., B. NIKOLOV, R. TSONEV. 2001. On the distribution of the Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala) in Bulgaria. In: Tryjanowski, P., T. S. Osiejuk, M. Kupczyk (Eds). Bunting studies in Europe. Bogucki Wyd. Nauk., Poznań: 81-87.
• SHURULINKOV, P., B. NIKOLOV, R. TSONEV, I NIKOLOV, A. ROGUEV, M. SAROV, A. DUTSOV, P. PODLESNIY, R. STANCHEV, I. HRISTOV. 2003. A contribution to the occurrence of some rare and poorly-studied species of birds during the nesting season in Maritime Dobroudzha. Ann. Sofia Univ., Fac. Biol., Book 1 – Zoology, 93/94: 31-39.
• SHURULINKOV, P., R. TSONEV, B. NIKOLOV, G. STOYANOV, L. ASENOV. 2005. The Birds of Central Danube Plain. Green Balkans, Sofia. 120 pp. [in Bulgarian]
• SPIRIDONOV, Z., S. SPASOV, P. SHURULINKOV, I. NIKOLOV, B. NIKOLOV, S. VELKOV. 2007. Kresna. – In: Kostadinova, I., M. Gramatikov (eds.) 2007. Important Bird Areas in Bulgaria and Natura 2000. BSPB, Conservation Series, Book 11. Sofia: 127-130. [bilingual – Bulgarian & English]
• STEFANOV, T., P. IANKOV, P. SHURULINKOV, B. NIKOLOV. 2007. Rupite. – In: Kostadinova, I., M. Gramatikov (eds.) 2007. Important Bird Areas in Bulgaria and Natura 2000. BSPB, Conservation Series, Book 11. Sofia: 446-449. [bilingual – Bulgarian & English]
• STOYANOV, G., P. IANKOV, S. GIGOV, M. ALEKSANDROVA, B. NIKOLOV, I. NIKOLOV, S. VELKOV, R. ALEKSOV. 2007. Mesta. – In: Kostadinova, I., M. Gramatikov (eds.) 2007. Important Bird Areas in Bulgaria and Natura 2000. BSPB, Conservation Series, Book 11. Sofia: 379-382. [bilingual – Bulgarian & English]
• STOYANOV, G., B. NIKOLOV, I. HRISTOVA, R. ALEKSOV, R. STANCHEV. 2005. Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala. Acrocephalus 26, 126: 162.

Affiliation

Department
Animal Diversity and Resources
Division
Biodiversity, Population Biology and Resources of Vertebrates
Research group
Bulgarian Ornitological Centre

History

Member for
4 years 12 weeks