Large, black-hooded, big-billed vanga. Males are white below, while females are pale rufous. Madagascar endemic that is found locally in eastern rainforest. Can be found solo or in pairs, sometimes in flocks with other vangas. Most common vocalizations are a sharp, rising whistle and a “chi-che-che” scold. Separated from Van Dam’s and Lafresnaye’s Vangas by range. Separated from Madagascar Cuckooshrike and Tylas Vanga by much larger bill. Unlike Madagascar Cuckooshrike, never shows gray underparts.