Large, vociferous honeyeater with a long, heavy bill. Typical friarbird plumage, mostly brown with grayer wings and tail, and paler plume-like feathers on the chest. Larger than Dark-brown Honeyeater, with notably larger bill and lankier proportions. Found throughout New Caledonia and on most of the Loyalty Islands. Extremely varied, loud voice a major component of the dawn chorus on the island.