The Châ€˜ol Maya believe the pich, identified by informants as variously the Melodious Blackbird (Dives dives) or Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina), are said to sing to signal to a traveler that someone is ahead on the road.
Hull, K. & Fergus, R. AN ETHNOORNITHOLOGICAL APPROACH TO HUMAN-BIRD RELATIONS AMONG THE MOPAN MAYA OF BELIZE. 2009.
The songs of the jutjut, or Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota), a bird commonly found around sinkholes, is said to mean it is time to rest from what oneâ€™s activities, especially for those laboring in their fields.
Kerry Hull and Rob Fergus. Ethno-ornithological Perspectives on the Châ€™ol Maya. Reitaku Papers, vol. 17 pag 42-92, 2011