Chimay is the MAYA word for Frigatebird: (Fregat magnificens)
Large, black , soaring bird with slender wings and forked tail; one of the most effortless and agile flyers of the avian world.
The sight of a frigatebird is a sign to sailors that land is near. Frigatebirds were used to carry messages just like carrier pigeons.
The frigatebirds can tell if another bird is carrying food back to its nest by cries it makes when approached.
By its incredible navigation skills, frigatebirds can pluck flying fish out of the sea while they leap. The large red throat sac is grown by male frigate birds to attract females during breeding seasons.
Sometimes frigatebirds will steal other birds food from their mounts in midflight.