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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1949.01   01.07.1949   Definitives      
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
10w     32     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1949.02   01.12.1949   Definitives      
Oriental Magpie Pica serica
65w     165     Oriental Magpie    Pica serica     

1951.01   01.04.1951   Definitives      
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
5w     32     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1951.02   03.12.1951   Surcharge on 1949.01-2      
300w     32     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     
300w     165     Eurasian Magpie    Pica pica     

1960.01   28.09.1960   Korean telegraph service      
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
40h     187     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     

1960.02   28.09.1960   Korean telegraph service   Sheet, imp   1960.01
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
40h     187     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     

1961.01   01.12.1961   Definitives      
White-bellied Woodpecker Dryocopus javensis
40h     102     White-bellied Woodpecker    Dryocopus javensis     

1966.01   15.03.1966   Korean birds      
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
3w     13     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     
5w     32     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     
7w     10     Common Pheasant    Phasianus colchicus     

1966.02   15.03.1966   Korean birds      1966.01
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
3w     13     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     imp
5w     32     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     imp
7w     10     Common Pheasant    Phasianus colchicus     imp

1973.01   10.10.1973   Definitives      
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
10w     32     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     Blue

1974.01   20.04.1974   Definitives   Booklet   1973.01
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
10w     32     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1976.01   20.02.1976   Birds      
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio Great Bustard Otis tarda
20w     32     White-naped Crane    Antigone vipio     
20w     23     Great Bustard    Otis tarda     

1976.02   20.05.1976   Birds      
Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha White-bellied Woodpecker Dryocopus javensis
20w     114     Fairy Pitta    Pitta nympha     
20w     102     White-bellied Woodpecker    Dryocopus javensis     

1976.03   20.07.1976   Birds      
Japanese Wood Pigeon Columba janthina Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
20w     27     Japanese Wood Pigeon    Columba janthina     
20w     40     Eurasian Oystercatcher    Haematopus ostralegus     

1976.04   20.09.1976   Birds      
Black Stork Ciconia nigra Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor
20w     64     Black Stork    Ciconia nigra     
20w     69     Black-faced Spoonbill    Platalea minor     

1976.05   20.11.1976   Birds      
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
20w     78     Cinereous Vulture    Aegypius monachus     
20w     13     Tundra Swan    Cygnus columbianus     

1976.06   01.12.1976   Year of the snake   2v set   
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
20w     32     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1977.01   01.10.1977   Definitives      
Oriental Magpie Pica serica
3w     165     Oriental Magpie    Pica serica     

1979.01   20.05.1979   Nature conservation      
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
20w     13     Mandarin Duck    Aix galericulata     

1979.02   31.05.1979   New colour      1973.01
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
10w     32     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     Green

1980.01   10.03.1980   Paintings   2v set   
Oriental Magpie Pica serica
60w     165     Oriental Magpie    Pica serica     

1981.01   05.06.1981   World environment day      
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana
90w     64     Oriental Stork    Ciconia boyciana     

1982.01   01.12.1982   Year of the pig   2v set   
Oriental Magpie Pica serica
60w     165     Oriental Magpie    Pica serica     

1983.01   01.07.1983   Insurance      
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
70w     13     Whooper Swan    Cygnus cygnus     

1983.02   01.12.1983   Year of the rat   2v set   
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
70w     32     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1983.03   01.12.1983   Year of the rat   2x1v sheet   1983.02
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis
70w     32     Red-crowned Crane    Grus japonensis     

1986.01   20.12.1986   Birds      
Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Oriental Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis Japanese Waxwing Bombycilla japonica
80w     161     Black-naped Oriole    Oriolus chinensis     
80w     90     Black-capped Kingfisher    Halcyon pileata     
80w     84     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
80w     88     Oriental Dollarbird    Eurystomus orientalis     
80w     174     Japanese Waxwing    Bombycilla japonica     

1987.01   30.07.1987   Birds   clr   1986.01
Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Oriental Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis Japanese Waxwing Bombycilla japonica
80w     161     Black-naped Oriole    Oriolus chinensis     
80w     90     Black-capped Kingfisher    Halcyon pileata     
80w     84     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
80w     88     Oriental Dollarbird    Eurystomus orientalis     
80w     174     Japanese Waxwing    Bombycilla japonica     

1987.02   28.11.1987   Antarctic treaty      
Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus
80w     59     Chinstrap Penguin    Pygoscelis antarcticus     

1988.01   16.02.1988   Antarctic base      
Gentoo Penguin Pygoscelis papua
80w     59     Gentoo Penguin    Pygoscelis papua     

1988.02   01.04.1988   WWF   Strip   
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio White-naped Crane Antigone vipio White-naped Crane Antigone vipio White-naped Crane Antigone vipio
80w     32     White-naped Crane    Antigone vipio     
80w     32     White-naped Crane    Antigone vipio     
80w     32     White-naped Crane    Antigone vipio     
80w     32     White-naped Crane    Antigone vipio     

1991.01   02.12.1991   Year of the monkey   2v set   
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica
100w     165     Eurasian Magpie    Pica pica     

1991.02   02.12.1991   Year of the monkey   2x100w sheet   1991.01
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica
100w     165     Eurasian Magpie    Pica pica     

1993.01   24.05.1993   Definitives      
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana
20w     64     Oriental Stork    Ciconia boyciana     

1994.01   22.04.1994   Definitives      
Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia
90w     80     Oriental Scops Owl    Otus sunia     

1994.02   12.09.1994   Definitives      
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
180w     52     Little Tern    Sternula albifrons     

1995.01   01.11.1995   Definitives      1994.02
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
210w     52     Little Tern    Sternula albifrons     

1996.01   22.01.1996   Definitives      
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis
300w     185     Eurasian Skylark    Alauda arvensis     

1997.01   01.07.1997   Definitives      
Warbling White-eye Zosterops japonicus
80w     205     Warbling White-eye    Zosterops japonicus     

1997.02   01.11.1997   Definitives      1994.02
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
260w     52     Little Tern    Sternula albifrons     

1997.03   15.12.1997   Definitives      
170w     49     Far Eastern Curlew    Numenius madagascariensis     

1998.01   19.02.1998   Definitives      
Watercock Gallicrex cinerea
50w     30     Watercock    Gallicrex cinerea     

1998.02   15.10.1998   Definitives      1997.03
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis
170w     49     Far Eastern Curlew    Numenius madagascariensis     With Braille printing

1999.01   01.05.1999   Centenary of Masan port      
Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris
170w     52     Black-tailed Gull    Larus crassirostris     

1999.02   05.06.1999   Protection of endangered species      
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Chinese Sparrowhawk Accipiter soloensis Steller's Sea Eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo
170w     104     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
170w     78     Chinese Sparrowhawk    Accipiter soloensis     
340w     78     Steller's Sea Eagle    Haliaeetus pelagicus     
340w     80     Eurasian Eagle-Owl    Bubo bubo     

2000.01   17.01.2000   Definitives      
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
20w     70     Black-crowned Night Heron    Nycticorax nycticorax     

2002.01   15.01.2002   Definitives      
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Yellow-rumped Flycatcher Ficedula zanthopygia
210w     104     Common Kestrel    Falco tinnunculus     
280w     221     Yellow-rumped Flycatcher    Ficedula zanthopygia     

2002.02   15.03.2002   Definitives      
Chinese Grosbeak Eophona migratoria
60w     234     Chinese Grosbeak    Eophona migratoria     

2003.01   30.05.2003   Lighthouse      
Mew Gull Larus canus
190w     52     Mew Gull    Larus canus     

2004.01   16.01.2004   Nature of Dokdo   4v strip   
Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris
190w     63     Streaked Shearwater    Calonectris leucomelas     
190w     52     Black-tailed Gull    Larus crassirostris     

2005.01   01.09.2005   Definitives      
Tawny Owl Strix aluco
50w     80     Tawny Owl    Strix aluco     

2006.01   18.01.2006   Nature of Baengnyeongdo   4v sheet   
Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus
220w     67     Pelagic Cormorant    Phalacrocorax pelagicus     

2006.02   05.06.2006   Definitives      
Japanese Tit Parus minor
90w     181     Japanese Tit    Parus minor     

2006.03   01.11.2006   Definitives   4v set   
Northern Boobook Ninox japonica Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
250w     80     Northern Boobook    Ninox japonica     
340w     13     Tundra Swan    Cygnus columbianus     

2008.01   15.02.2008   Antarctic station   Sheet with 5 each   

South Polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus
250w     53     South Polar Skua    Stercorarius maccormicki     
and     59     Gentoo Penguin    Pygoscelis papua     
250w     59     Chinstrap Penguin    Pygoscelis antarcticus     
and     59     King Penguin    Aptenodytes patagonicus     

2011.01   03.06.2011   Preserve the polar regions and glaciers   2v set   
Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae
250w     59     Adelie Penguin    Pygoscelis adeliae     

2014.01   20.11.2014   Definitives      
Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha
400w     114     Fairy Pitta    Pitta nympha     

2015.01   24.04.2015   Korea-Bolivia diplomatic relations      
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus Palkachupa Cotinga Phibalura boliviana
*     13     Scaly-sided Merganser    Mergus squamatus     
*     123     Palkachupa Cotinga    Phibalura boliviana     

2016.01   22.11.2016   Nature in the DMZ of Korea      
Japanese Tit Parus minor Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor
300w     181     Japanese Tit    Parus minor     
300w     69     Black-faced Spoonbill    Platalea minor     

2017.01   29.05.2017   National park service   2v set   
Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha
330w     114     Fairy Pitta    Pitta nympha     

2017.02   05.06.2017   Nature in the DMZ of Korea   2v set   
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
330w     90     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     

2019.01   27.11.2019   Falconry      
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
380w     78     Northern Goshawk    Accipiter gentilis     
380w     78     Northern Goshawk    Accipiter gentilis     
and     10     Common Pheasant    Phasianus colchicus     

2019.02   27.11.2019   Falconry   Sheet   2019.01
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
380w     78     Northern Goshawk    Accipiter gentilis     
380w     78     Northern Goshawk    Accipiter gentilis     
and     10     Common Pheasant    Phasianus colchicus     

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Location: Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula
Population: 49.2 million
Climate: temperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter
Terrain: mostly hills and mountains; wide coastal plains in west and south

Birds: 492 species

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