First Pleistocene Record of Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa Forster, 1772) in Bulgaria

Authors

  • Zlatozar Boev National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Heimo Mikkola University of Eastern Finland

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7546/CRABS.2022.05.07

Keywords:

boreal bird species, Pleistocene of Balkan Peninsula, fossil birds of Bulgaria, Quaternary biota, distribution history of large owls

Abstract

The paper presents first find (a cervical vertebra – atlas) of Strix nebulosa in the Late Pleistocene of CN Bulgaria from the Devetashka Cave (ca. 70 000 BP). It is the first record on the Balkan Peninsula, tenth and the southernmost record of the Great Grey Owl in Europe and the Palearctic.

Author Biographies

Zlatozar Boev, National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Mailing Address:
National Museum of Natural History,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

E-mails: boev@nmnhs.com,
zlatozarboev@gmail.com

Heimo Mikkola, University of Eastern Finland

Mailing Address:
University of Eastern Finland,
Kuopio, Finland

E-mail: heimomikkola@yahoo.co.uk

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Published

31-05-2022

How to Cite

[1]
Z. Boev and H. Mikkola, “First Pleistocene Record of Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa Forster, 1772) in Bulgaria”, C. R. Acad. Bulg. Sci. , vol. 75, no. 5, pp. 680–685, May 2022.

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Biology