An enormous pigeon of lowland forest. Erect, mohicanlike crest, overall blue-gray plumage, with a striking white shoulder patch, surrounded by maroon which stretches in a band across the back. Unlike other crowned-pigeons, lacks maroon on the chest. Feeds on the ground and flushes up into the trees where it freezes. Wings clap loudly on take off. Unmistakable. No other crowned pigeons share the range. Call, a deep, mournful “oooh ooohwoooh!” or a series of deep, descelerating “wup” notes.