Title : Postage Stamps of Bird Series (1st Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1000 
KPC#
C-706 
MICHEL#
1026 
StanGib#
1224 
Scott#
1015 
Date of Issue
02/20/1976 
Quantity
4,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Siberian Bustard 
Designer
Kim, Sung Sil 
Image Area
23mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing Agency 
Description
In order to widely publicize the rare and beautiful kinds of birds of Korea, at the same time implanting the spirit of preserving them in the minds of the people, the Ministry of Communications has decided to issue in 1976 postage stamps of bird series. As the theme for the first of the series, White-naped Crane and Siberian Bustard have been chosen.

1. White-naped Crane:
The White-naped Crane is about 119cm long. Its body is light gray and its head and neck white. The gray portion of its body gets narrower as it goes up to the neck, coming to an end rice paddies while passion throgh our country. Although there used to be many White-naped Cranes in Korea, they are very rarely seen these days. This bird is a protected one which was designated as Precions Natural Product No.203.

2. Siberian Bustard:
This bird is a also called wild turkey. Male is 102cm and female 76cm long. Its head and neck are gray, while its back is yellow-brown dotted with black spots. The belly is white, with male Siberian Bustard having a belt of chestnut color across its breast. Also a migratory bird, Siberian Bustard spends winter in Korea from late in November through sometime in March. It rests mostly in wide plains, farmlands-or bushes. Because of over-hunting, it is now on the brink of extermination all over the world. Siberian Bustard, designated as Precious Natural Product No.206, is also a protected bird.