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The Hsigo or Hsiao is a creature of Chinese folklore that resembled an owl but had a human face, the body of a monkey, and the tail of a dog. Its presence was a potent of severe drought.

Flying monkeys, as illustrated by W. W. Denslow in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Hsigo was probably the source of inspiration for the flying monkeys in the book: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.