The Flying Monkeys (or "Winged Monkeys") are fictional characters from the Oz Books by L. Frank Baum[1]. They are first mentioned in Beyond the Kingdoms, ch 13, and first appear in chapter 19. They are the Wicked Witch of the West's familiars, controlled by her golden hat.

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Appearance and Personality

The only flying monkey that is described so far is Blubo, a baby flying monkey. He is no larger than a cat, has plump, rosy cheeks, brown fur, and wears a tiny vest. Bat-like wings grow out of his back.[2] He can talk. He expresses fear for his family, who were forced to join the Masked Man's army.


  2. TLOS IV, ch 15, p 204