National Bird



The national bird of the DPRK is goshawk. It inhabits the mountainous areas in the middle and northern parts of Korea. It is 48-61 cm long and weighs 0.7-1.2 kg.

Its wing is 30-37 cm long and 105-130 cm long when stretched out. Its beak is sharp hook-shaped and its talons are strong and hard. Its body is mostly brown and there are four dark brown stripes on the upper part of the tail.

Though not so large, it has a balanced appearance, bright eyes, sharp beak, strong claws, high velocity and clever and determined temperament. For its bravery and agility the bird symbolizes the spirit and temperament of the Korean nation advancing vigorously through thick and thin.

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