Title : Postage Stamps of Bird Series (4th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1032 
KPC#
C-711 
MICHEL#
1058 
StanGib#
1257 
Scott#
1021 
Date of Issue
09/20/1976 
Quantity
4,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Platalea minor 
Designer
Kim, Sung Sil 
Image Area
23mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of Koera 
Description
The Ministry of Communications is issuing the fourth in a series of postage stamps depicting birds of Korea, with Platalea minor and Ciconia nigra as the themes.

1. Platalea minor(Black-faced Spoonbill):
White and about 84cm in length, this bird wades through shallow waters. Its brows, jaw and legs are all black, while its long spatula-shaped bill is dark grey.

This bird usually lives in low lands along the sea coast, reclaimed lands, tidelands, reed and rice fields, and is seen in Korea in summertime on the islets along the southwest coast and in the Nakdong River estuary.

2.Ciconia nigra(Black Stork): About 96cm long, this bird is a kind of glossy black stork, with its lower part being white and its legs and bill red. It lives on fresh-water fish, frogs and insects; in inland plains, paddyfields and shallw rivers.

A rare summer bird, the Black Stork is seen in Korea only in the Andong district in Gyeongsang Bukdo Province. As the bird is on the verge of extermination, it is under special protection by pertinent authorities.