Valentin Bianchi

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Valentin Bianchi
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Valentin Bianchi (1857-1920), Russian ornithologist
Born18 February 1857
Died10 January 1920 (1920-01-11) (aged 62)
Known forBirds of Middle Asia, Central Asia

Valentin Lvovich Bianchi (18 February 1857 – 10 January 1920) (Russian: Валентин Львович Бианки) was a Russian ornithologist.

Bianchi was the Head of the Department of Ornithology at the Imperial Academy of Sciences of Petrograd from 1896 to 1920. He worked mainly on birds from Middle and Central Asia. He is honoured in the common and scientific names of Bianchi's warbler (Seicercus valentini), described by Ernst Hartert.

Father of Russian naturalist Vitaly Bianki.


  • 1891 – The birds of Gansu expedition of G.N. Potanin 1884–1887 (with Mikhail Mikhailovich Berezovsky)
  • 1905 – Scientific results of the N.M. Przewalski expeditions to Central Asia
  • 1907 – Materials for an avifauna of Mongolia and East Tibet
  • 1911–1913 – The fauna of Russia (first volume), (two semi-volumes)
  • 1905 – Orthoptera and Pseudoneuroptera of the Russian Empire (with Georgij Georgiewitsch Jacobson)
  • 1909 – Instructions for collecting birds, their eggs and nests


  • Ivanov A.I. 1952. In memoriam Valentin Lvovich Bianchi . Proc. Zool. Inst. USSR Acad. Sci. Vol. 9. N 3: 957–963 (in Russian).
  • Anon., 1922 Valentin Lvovich Bianchi. Obituary. 1922. Ibis. Ser. 11. Vol. 4. N 1: 188–189 [1] Full text

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