Assen Ignatov

Assen Ignatov
National Museum of Natural History - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences · National Museum of Natural History

Master of Science

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Introduction
Assen Ignatov currently works at the Vertebrates Department, National Museum of Natural History, Sofia. Assen does research in Ornithology. Current research interests - Owls in Bulgaria - distribution, trends, models, behavior, conservation ...
Additional affiliations
June 2013 - July 2014
Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds
Position
  • Key expert
Description
  • Action plans for Capercaillie, White-backed and Three-toed Woodpecker in Bulgaria
July 2012 - October 2012
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Nature 2000, Orthoptera
August 2011 - August 2011
Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research at Bulgarian Academy of Science
Position
  • Researcher
Education
September 1988 - June 1993
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Faculty of Biology
Field of study
  • Ornithology
September 1983 - June 1986
National High School for Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Sofia
Field of study
  • biology

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Publications (29)
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In this paper we present historical and newly collected distribution data in order to update the distribution map of the Little Owl (Athene noctua) with the help of members of the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) – consisting of unpublished field observations covering the whole Bulgarian territory. All previously published data...
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The article presents new data on the status of the jungle cat (Felis chaus) in Azerbaijan, a species from the Red Data Book of Azerbaijan.
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New data from camera traps in the Talysh Mountains (southern Azerbaijan) show that the Hirkan Forest is one of the last permanent habitats of the Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor) in Transcaucasia. It hosts about 3-5 adult individuals and the species has always existed there. This is probably the most stable micropopulation in the country...
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The paper presents data of the autumn migration along the Western Black Sea migration route (Via Pon-tica) collected since 1979 with special attention to the changes of migration numbers and peak days of the ten most numerous soaring bird species. We found long-term increase in the migration numbers of Pelecanus onocrotalus, Ciconia ciconia, Ciconi...
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Status and distribution trends of Little Owl (Athene noctua) in Bulgaria Ignatov, Assen 1; Simeonov, Vasil 2; Nedyalkova, Miroslava 2 1 National Museum of Natural History - 1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria; 2 University of Sofia „St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy -1164 Sofia, 1 James Bourchier Blvd, Bulgaria Auth...
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The digital edition is part of a joint project for a print and digital edition of the Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria. It includes the full information from the print edition (vol 1 Plants and Fungi, vol 2 Animals, vol 3 Natural habitats), enriched with videos, extended photo gallery, higher-resolution drawings, distribution maps with rel...
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This review aims to present data on the existence of the last leopards Panthera pardus in Turkey. They exist in a small border region in the south-east of the country. It is possible that some individuals penetrate or survived also in the north-easternmost mountainous region of Anatolia. The species probably went extinct recently in the Taurus Mts...
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Pozvetek Bledi srakoper Lanius isabellinus gnezdi v širokem pasu od Irana prek osrednje Azije in severne Kitajske do Mongolije. Prezimuje v osrednji in vzhodni Afriki, Pakistanu in Indiji. V Evropi se redno pojavlja, predvsem med koncem aprila in začetkom junija ter med začetkom septembra in koncem novembra. Pojavljata se (pod)vrsti isabellinus in...
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This is an update on our previous article, of which the title ("Rare and endangered dhole less endangered than previously thought, according to NMNHS (Bulgaria)") was erroneously attributing to the NMNHS the idea that the dhole might have a stronger presence than originally thought. We apologize for this misrepresentation and invite you to rediscov...
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Chilades trochylus (Freyer, 1845) is positively recorded for the fauna of Bulgaria. A previous record is probably the result of mislabelling. The validity of some past records made by Alexander Slivov are discussed. The rule that a temporary label should be unequivocally associated with a specimen immediately on capture is reinforced by this experi...
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A new locality of Kermes oak (Quercus coccifera L.) in Alibotoush (Slavyanka) Mountian, Bulgaria, is reported and briefly described. A review of all Kermes oak localities in Bulgaria is provided, with a bibliography of Kermes oak and its communities in the country.
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Detailed descriptions of the most important bird sites in Bulgaria, identified on the basis of standard EU criteria.
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Detailed descriptions of the most important bird sites in Bulgaria, identified on the basis of standard EU criteria.
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Detailed descriptions of the most important bird sites in Bulgaria, identified on the basis of standard EU criteria.
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Detailed descriptions of the most important bird sites in Bulgaria, identified on the basis of standard EU criteria.
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Detailed descriptions of the most important bird sites in Bulgaria, identified on the basis of standard EU criteria.
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Data about the migration of the soaring birds from the beginning of March till the end of May 1986 were collected from four observation points at Sofia Plain. Twenty migrating species were recorded, some parameters of their migration are given. Main directions of the flight, day dinamics of the migration, flight altitudes and other data are p[resen...

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Eurasian Scops Owl path tracking using pinpoint gps on mediterranean populations.