Title : Postage Stamps of Bird Series (5th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1040 
KPC#
C-713 
MICHEL#
1066 
StanGib#
1266 
Scott#
1024 
Date of Issue
11/20/1976 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Black Vulture 
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 5th series of postage stamps depicting birds of Korea with the Black Vulture and Whooper Swan as their theme.

1. Black Vulture:
A black vulture is covered with blackish dark-brown down all over the forehead; the top of head is downy with longer fluff also of dark brown. The feathers else-where are also dark brown. It lives in open dry fields. In Korea black vultures spend winter in large riversides, lakes, marshes and estuaries. They are found widely in areas ranging from such high lands as Mongolia and Tibet to tundras and temperate zones along the Mediterranean. In winter they come down to such regions as Sudan, northern India, mainland China, Manchuria, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Having been designated as a mounmental bird, No. 243, black vultures are under special protection in Korea.

2. Whooper Swan:
A whooper swan is all white, with a yellow bill. It is black from the tip of the bill to the back of its nostrils. Its legs are also black. Whooper swans breed in Iceland, northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Uralian region of the Soviet Union and the northwestern Manchuria. They spend winter in such southern regions as Scandinavia, southern Baltic, British isles, Korea, Yangtse River in China, and Japan. In Korea they spend winter mainly in such places as marshes, lakes, riversides and inlets. They are also under special protection in Korea, having been designated as natural monument No. 201.