Enormous, long-tailed, mostly dark slaty-blue pigeon with dark rufous belly and vent. Tail dark chestnut at the base and dark gray towards the tip. Found throughout New Caledonia, preferring hilly or montane forest and most common in areas with high-quality habitat. Larger than any other pigeon or dove species on New Caledonia. Listen for its far-carrying low-pitched booming song, especially early in the morning.