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Sundev Gombobaatar

Sundev Gombobaatar


Mr Gombobaatar Sundev earned M.Sc. (1996) and Ph.D. (2006) degrees. He completed his post doctorate programme in Ben Gurion University, Israel in 2007-2008 and Vienna Natural History Museum, Austria in 2013-2014. He is presently professor of the National University of Mongolia (NUM), where he has won several teaching awards. Dr. Sundev Gombobaatar has been involved in more than 30 research/conservation projects on a diverse range of birds of Mongolia. He is professional ringer and has visited to German, British, Israel and Japanese institutions. He has been lecturing and mentoring generations of young ornithologists in Mongolia for last 20 years and well known university teacher and bird conservationist. Dr. Gomboo is also well known bird expert abroad and has been serving more than 10 duties in ornithology and other areas including a National Coordinator of Asian Water Bird Census of the Wetland International (2012-present), National focal point for Mongolia for the Scientific and Technical review panel (STRP) of the Ramsar Convention, Mongolia (2010-present), Regional expert of Palearctic region, Raptor Research Foundation Conservation Committee, USA (2010-present), National representative of the ARRCN, Japan (2008-present), Honour member of the Oriental Bird Club, UK (2004-present) etc... He is a founder and general director of the Mongolian Ornithological Society since 1999, a chief Editor of the Ornis Mongolica Journal and International coordinator and initiator of the Mongolian Bird Rarities Committee. He has conducted research on the Saker Falcon in Mongolia for a decade and completed his book, "Saker Falcon in Mongolia" in 2013. Recently, his challenge is to complete two large scales books, Birds of Mongolia. The book will be all about birds of Mongolia and birding Mongolia. For more information, see http://www.mos.mn.

National University of Mongolia and Mongolian Ornithological Society
P.O. Box 537  
Ulaanbaatar,  Mongolia  210646A  Mongolia
Phone: 976-99180148 (mobile); 976-11-323-970 (office) Fax: 976-11-320-159
Email: info@mos.mn; gomboo@num.edu.mn

   Research Interests

Taxonomy, biology, ecology and conservation of raptors, waders, water birds, cranes and passerines.

Species of Interest: 
  • Bearded Vulture
  • Lesser Kestrel
  • Eagle Owl
  • Steppe Eagle
  • Upland Buzzard
  • Saker Falcon


Gombobaatar, S., and E.M. Monks (compilers). Seidler, R., D. Sumiya, N. Tseveenmyadag, S. Bayarkhuu, J.E.M. Baillie, Sh. Boldbataar, and Ch. Uuganbayar (eds.). 2011. (Book) Regional Red List Series. Vol. 7. Birds. Zoological Society of London, National University of Mongolia, and Mongolian Ornithological Society. (In Mongolian and English)

Sundev Gombobaatar, Biraazana Odkhuu, Reuven Yosef, Bayandonoi Gantulga, Purevdorj Amartuvshin, and Dorj Usukhjargal. (2010). Reproductive Ecology of the Upland Buzzard (Buteo hemilasius) on the Mongolian Steppe. J. Raptor Research 44(3):196-201. (in English) doi: 10.3356/JRR-09-66.1 http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3356/JRR-09-66.1       pdf

Yosef, R., S. Gombobaatar, and G. Bortolotti. 2010. (Abstract) Sibling competition induces stress independent of nutritional status in broods of Upland Buzzards. P. 44 in G. Sundev, R. Watson, M. Curti, R. Yosef, E. Potapov, and M. Gilbert (eds.). Asian raptors: science and conservation for present and future: The proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Asian Raptors. Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network, Mongolian Ornithological Society, and National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Gombobaatar, S., R. Yosef, and O. Burazana. 2009. Brandt's Vole density affects nutritional condition of Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius on the Mongolian grassland steppe. Ornis Fennica 86:131-139.

Barbanera. F., M. Guerrini, A.A. Khan, P. Panayides, P. Hadjigerou, C. Sokos, S. Gombobaatar, S. Samadi, B.Y. Khan, S. Tofanelli, G. Paoli, and F. Dini. 2008. Human-mediated introgression of exotic chukar Alectoris chukar, Galliformes) genes from East Asia into native Mediterranean partridges. Biological Invasions 11:343-348.

Gombobaatar, S., B. Odkhuu, R. Yosef, B. Gantulga, B. Amartuvshin, and D. Usukhjargal. 2008. Breeding ecology of Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius in the Mongolian steppe. Scientific Proceedings of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Biology 27:47-51.

Gombobaatar, S., B. Odkhun, B. Gantulga, and R. Yosef. 2008. Nest site selection of Upland Buzzard in the Mongolian steppe. Scientific Proceedings of the Institute of Biology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences 27:47-51. (In Mongolian with English summary)       pdf

Harness, R., S. Gombobaatar, and R. Yosef. 2008. Mongolia distribution power lines and raptor electrocutions. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 52:1-6.

Bradter, U., S. Gombobaatar, C. Chuluunbaatar, T.E. Grazia, and K.-M. Exo. 2007. Time budgets and habitat use of White-naped Cranes Grus vipio in the Ulz river valley, north-eastern Mongolia during the breeding season. Bird Conservation International 17:259-271.

Gombobaatar, S., D. Sumiya, E. Potapov, B. Munkhzaya, and R. Odkhuu. 2007. Breeding biology of the Saker Falcon in Mongolia. Raptors Conservation 9:17-26.

Gombobaatar, S., D. Sumiya, E. Potapov, and M. Stubbe. 2006. Mortality of raptors in the central Mongolian steppe. Populationsökologie Greifvogel- und Eulenarten 5:491-502.

Gombobaatar, S., C. Uuganbayar, D. Sumiya, E. Potapov, and N. Fox. 2006. Diet studies of breeding and wintering Saker Falcons Falco cherrug in central Mongolia. Populationsökologie Greifvogel- und Eulenarten 5:203-214.

Bradter, U., S. Gombobaatar, C. Chuluunbaatar, T.E. Grazia, and K.-M. Exo. 2005. Reproductive performance and nest-site selection of White-naped Cranes Grus vipio in the Ulz river valley, north-eastern Mongolia. Bird Conservation International 15:313-326.

Gombobaatar, S., D. Sumiya, O. Shagdarsuren, E. Potapov, and N. C. Fox. 2004. Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug milvipes Jerdon) mortality in Central Mongolia and population threats. Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 2:13-22.

Potapov, E., S. Gombobaatar, D. Sumiya, O. Shagdarsuren, and N. Fox. 2004. Artificial nests experiment in Mongolia 2004: success again. Falco 24:8-9.

Schafer, S., M. Stubbe, R. Samjaa, S. Gombobaatar, and D. Sumiya. 2004. Investigation on breeding ecology of Eastern Red-Footed Falcon (Falco amurensis RADDE, 1863) in Northern Mongolia. In Proceeding of the International Conference on Ecosystem Research in the arid Environments of Central Asia: Results, Challenges and Perspectives. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Zahler, P., B. Lhagvasuren, R. P. Reading, J. R. Wingard, S. Amgalanbaatar, S. Gombobaatar, N. Barton, and Y. Onon. 2004. Illegal and unsustainable wildlife hunting and trade in Mongolia. Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 2:23-31.

Potapov, E., D. Sumiya, O. Shagdarsurenb, S. Gombobaatar, I. Karyakin, and N. Fox. 2003. Saker farming in wild habitats: progress to date. Falco 22:5-6.

Sumiya, D., S. Gombobaatar, O. Shaddarsuren, and E. Potapov. 2003. ERWDA artificial nest project. Falco 21:9-10.

Potapov, E., N. C. Fox, D. Sumiya, and S. Gombobaatar. 2002. Migration studies of the Saker Falcon. Falco 19:3-5.

Gombobaatar, S., D. Sumiya, B. Munkhzaya, B. Odkhuu, and E. Potapov. Adults and chick behavior of Saker Falcons Falco cherrug in Mongolia. Institute of Biology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences 26:108-112. (In Mongolian)

Potapov, E., D. Sumiya, S. Gombobaatar, N. Fox, and N. Barton. 2002. Mongolian Altai survey. Falco 19:7-8.

Gombobaatar, S., Ch. Uuganbayar, and E. Potapov. 2002. Comparative diet studies of breeding Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) in different sites of Central Mongolia. Pp. 41-42 in Proceedings of Biodiversity of Mongolia. 23-25 September 2002. Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia.

Potapov, E., D. Sumiya, S. Gombobaatar, and N. Fox. 2002. Nest site selection in Mongolian sakers. Falco 19:9-10.

Gombobaatar, S., D. Sumiya, O, Shagdarsuren, E. Potapov, and N. Fox. 2001. Pp. 116-127 in E. Potapov, S. Banzragch, N. Fox, and N.E. Barton (eds.), (Book) Saker Falcon in Mongolia: research and conservation. Proceedings of the II International Conference on the Saker Falcon and Houbara Bustard, Ulanbaatar, Mongolia.       pdf

Potapov, E., D. Sumiya, S. Gombobaatar, O. Shagdarsuren, S. Tuya, L. Ochirkhuyag, and N. Fox. 2000. First documented clutch and brood of six in Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug). Falco 19:14-15.

Shagdarsuren, O., D. Sumiya, S. Gombobaatar, E. Potapov, and N. Fox. 2000. Saker Falcons in Mongolia: numbers and distribution. Pp. 7-8 in Abstracts of the Second International Conference of the Middle East Falcon Research Group on the Saker Falcon and Houbara Bustard. Ulanbaatar, Mongolia.

Gombobaatar, S., D. Sumiya, O. Shagarsuren, Ch. Uaganbayar, D. Erdembileg, E. Potapov, and N. Fox. 1999. On diet studies of Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) in Mongolia. Scientific Journal of the National University of Mongolia 9:(146):156-173. (In Mongolian)

Potapov, E., N. Fox, D. Sumiya, S. Gombobaatar, and O. Shagdarsuren. 1999. Home ranges of Saker Falcons in Mongolia. Falco 15:10-11.

Amartuvshin Purevdorj and Gombobaatar Sundev. (2012). The Assessment of High Risk Utility Lines and Conservation of Globally Threatened Pole Nesting Steppe Raptors In Mongolia. Ornis Mongolica 1(1):2-12. (in English)

Gombobaatar Sundev, Reuven Yosef, and Odkhuu Birazana, and Sumiya Damdin. (2012). Breeding Ecology of the Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) in Mongolia. Ornis Mongolica 1(1):13-19. (in English)

Gombobaatar, S., Sumiya D. & Baillie, J.M. (2012). Bird Red List and Its Future Development in Mongolia. Erforsch. biol. Ress. Mongolei (Halle/Saale) 2012 (12):169-182. (in English)

Reuven Yosef, Sundev Gombobaatar, Gary R. Bortolotti. (2013). Sibling Competition Induces Stress Independent of Nutritional Status in Broods of Upland Buzzards. Journal of Raptor Research 47(2):127-132. (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3356/JRR-12-14.1)

Gombobaatar, S., Amartuvshin, P., Harness, R. (2013). Negative impacts of 15 kv power lines on the birds of Mongolia and retrofitting measures. Ornis Mongolica (2013) 2: 10-23 (in Mongolian with English summary)

Martin Gilbert, Ruth Tingay, Losolmaa Jambal, Nadia Sureda, Colin Gilbert, Batmunkh Davaasuren and Gombobaatar Sundev. (2014). Distribution and status of the Pallas’s Fish Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus in Mongolia: a cause for conservation concern? Bird Conservation International (2014) 0 :1 – 10 . doi:10.1017/S0959270913000543. (in English)

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