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Above: Spot-billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha; Korean name: Huinppyamgeomdung-ori)
Above and below: Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica; Kkachi)
Below Three: Vinous-throated Parrotbill (Paradoxornis webbianus; Bulgeunmeoriomongnuni)
This tiny, unique, and very social species is abundant on the Korean Peninsula. As interesting as their name is (vinous: Related
to or having the color of wine), I think they should just change the name to "Monkey Bird" (Wonsungyisae).
Below: Great Tit (Parus major; Baksae)
Below: Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons; Soegireogi)
Below: Eastern Crowned Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus coronatus; Sansolsae)
Below: Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus; Chamsae)
Other birds seen, but not photographed: Great Cormorant, Common Snipe,
Rock Pigeons, Rufous Turtle Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Brown-eared Bulbuls, Marsh Tits, Varied Tits, Carrion Crows.
Korean Bugs and Such
Above and below two: These beautiful copper butterflies were the second commonest
butterfly along the Han River after the omnipresent Cabbage White.
Below: Korean Lady-type butterfly
Below: Korean Azure-type butterfly
Below: Some Korean dragonflies
Below: Mating and ovipositing (laying eggs)
Below: Black-and-yellow Argiope. This spider must be close to being a worldwide species now.
Below: A Korean grasshopper to round out the bugs.
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Comments:  All photographs taken in Seoul, South Korea--primarily along the Han River and at Kyongbok Palace (09/28/2005).