|Though the name ziz has been used on promotional materials, in the game itself, those from different regions tend to call these creatures by different names, with ziz being prominent in the Black Shroud. In La Noscea, they tend to be called pelicans, and in Thanalan they are generally given names that end in Beak, such as Axe Beak or Rudis Beak.
The different visual colorations simply mark which breath attack they will use:
- Blueback - Petribreath (Petrification)
- Sableback - Slumber Breath (Sleep)
- Violetback - Poison Breath (Poison)
- Yellowback - Numbing Breath (Paralysis)