The Huaos-Dzaa employ various sized aerial troops and each type has a mount of a particular species. Of those winged quadrapeds, these are the lightest and least powerful Huaos-Dzaa troops. The steed is highly manouevrable in the air and fairly swift upon the ground, though not so much as purely land-based quadrapedic cavalry. This was the first aerial cavalry troop that i conceptualised. I took inspiration from birds, and quadraped mammals. The illustration is for a playing card. The animal in this picture also features in passing in my Aeiry story.