This creature is bigger than a horse and has a tawny lion body, great falcon wings, and the head of a falcon.
Of all the sphinxes, only these creatures are evil at heart. They are always male. They spend much of their time searching for a gynosphinx but are generally just as happy to maul someone.
Hieracosphinxes can make short work of even the most dangerous opponents with their claws. They are not particularly intelligent, but are cunning enough to dive at their enemies from above with their flying ability.