A medium-sized bird with a hooked bill of montane forest. Male is all black and female dull brown. Forages singly or in pairs at all levels in the forest, looking for insects. Male somewhat similar to Drongo Fantail, but Black Pitohui male has more horizontal posture and lacks the flat head. Similar to MacGregor’s Bowerbird female, but female Black Pitohui is smaller, with a hooked bill. Voice, a slow, rising “pooiii!”, a quicker rising “whip-whip-whip…” sometimes speaded up into a trill, and also a forceful, downward “tiiaoo!”.