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 Classification Natural Monument   11
 Name of Cultural
 Properties
Habitat of White-bellied Woodpeckers near Gwangneung Royal Tomb
 Kind of Cultural
 Properties
 Quantity 3,076,264㎡ (Designated area)
 Designated Date 1962.12.07
 Address San 99-1, Bupyeong-ri, Jinjeop-eup, Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do  Namyangju-si  Gyeonggi-do
 Age
 Owner
 Manager Namyangju
 Description White-bellied Black Woodpeckers are a kind of woodpeckers and survive only in the middle area of Korea Peninsula.

They are called 'Keullaksae' in the North Korea and 'Kollaksae' near Gwangneung Royal Tomb, Gyeonggi-do in the South Korea.

The Habitat of White-bellied Woodpeckers near Gwangneung Royal Tomb extends over five regions such as Sohol-myeon, and Naechon-myeon in Pocheon-gun, and Jinjeop-eup, Byeolnae-myeon, and Jadun-myeon in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do.

The White-bellied Woodpeckers are in danger of extinction.

However, Gwangneung Royal Tomb could be maintained a dense forest where the White-bellied Black Woodpeckers can live and make a nest because it is a place where King Sejo and Queen Yun in Joseon are buried and the forest around Royal Tomb was strictly protected for 460 years of Joseon Dynasty.

Although it has been changed a lot, native plants of this area are known more than 790 species and the forest consists of more than 200 years old big trees.

The White-bellied Black Woodpeckers are mostly living here.

The White-belled Black Woodpecker is not only a precious bird living in Korea but also a material proving the fact that Korea and Japan were linked on land.

Therefore, the habitat of White-bellied Woodpeckers is designated and protected as a Natural Monument.

 
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