Animals of the Pride Lands, I give you: Ono the egret, creator of the Ono Spin.

Hadithi, Ono's Idol

Egrets are birds that appear in The Lion Guard universe. They live in the Pride Lands and the Tree of Life.


In the Real World

Cattle egrets have buff or white feathers. They develop buff or golden plumes during breeding season. Their necks are relatively short, and their bodies are somewhat hunched.

In The Lion Guard

Egrets have milky white feathers with plumed heads. Their plume is usually cream or buff in color, as are their wing tips and a ring around their necks. They have long, thin, black-striped legs and orange beaks. Their eyelids are shiny and pale lavender.


In the Real World

Cattle egrets eat insects, spiders, frogs, worms, figs, and berries. Female egrets lay between one and five eggs. Their wingspan is usually around 35–38".

In The Lion Guard

Their eyes sometimes shimmer. Egrets that lose their crest or tail feathers are able to regrow them rapidly, beginning to form in under a day.[1]

A flock of egrets is seen in the opening title. Ono the egret, the Lion Guard's keenest of sight, appears in all of The Lion Guard episodes.


The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

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The flock scatters

When Kion and Bunga are running through the Pride Lands, they charge through a flock of egrets. A young egret named Ono spots the two playing friends and calls out a warning to his flock, who immediately take wing.

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An egret stands on a gazelle's neck

During the song Tonight We Strike, an egret is shown twice, once huddled up with a group of animals and once perched on the back of a gazelle.

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Later, Ono is seen targeting an insect to eat. Just as he dives, Bunga leaps out of the grass and greets him loudly. Kion invites Ono to join the Lion Guard due to his exceptional eyesight, and Ono accepts. Ono later battles Mzingo and helps drive off Janja's clan.

Bunga the Wise

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An egret waits in line during Bunga the Wise

An egret appears waiting in line to ask Bunga for advice during the song Bunga the Wise.

Fuli's New Family

Ono invites Fuli the cheetah to hunt with him and the other egrets. He explains to her that the egrets eat the bugs that the elephants kick up when they walk.

Follow That Hippo!


Egrets appear during the episode Follow That Hippo!

A flock of egrets is shown flying during the song Hero Inside.

The Call of the Drongo

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Four flying egrets

As Kion looks over the Pride Lands, a flock of egrets is shown flying overhead.

The Imaginary Okapi

Near the end of Life in the Pride Lands, a flock of egrets fly over the Pride Lands.

Ono's Idol

Multiple egrets appear when they wait for the arrival of Hadithi and during the song Hadithi the Hero.

Beshte and the Hippo Lanes

A flock of egrets can be seen at the beginning flying over the Pride Lands. Then, a few of them flying near a young rhino scaring him as they fly away.

The Ukumbusho Tradition

Just as the Ukumbusho is about to start, an egret flies over Mizimu Grove.

Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas

Eleven egrets (including Ono) perform in The Twelve Ways of Christmas

The Scorpion's Sting

Some egrets attend the celebration.

Undercover Kinyonga

Ono scans the skies of the Outlands to gather intelligence, but Mzingo and Mwoga chase him away before he can learn much.

Cave of Secrets

After getting lost in a maze, Kion asks "The keenest of sight" to find a way out. 

Fire from the Sky

Ono tries to see where the fire is coming from but he's not able to fly high enough. The Lion Guard gets help from a Martial eagle named Anga.
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Ono short on breath

Battle for the Pride Lands

While defeating Scar, Ushari tries to attack Kion. Bunga attacks him before he can reach Kion. However, Usahri amd Bunga both fall into the volcano. Ono gets Bunga out of the lava. He soon starts to not see very good. Rafiki suggets for the Guard to go to the Tree of Life. Ono gets a new role of the guard "The smartest." While Anga becomes the new Keenest-of-Sight. 

Marsh of Mystery

Ono and Makini work together to get out of the carvern. 

Little Old Ginterbong

Ono gets healed by Queen Janna

Notable Egrets in The Lion Guard


  • Egrets cannot fly to high levels of elevation.


  1. Never Roar Again
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