Grey-headed bushshrikes are medium-sized birds with green upperparts, a yellow belly, an orange breast, and, as the name suggests, a gray head. Their bills are robust and recurved.
Grey-headed bushshrikes inhabit wooded areas and savannahs. Their diet consists of insects, snakes, lizards, frogs, and the eggs and chicks of other birds. The females lays and incubates 2-4 eggs, while the male brings her food.
Grey-headed bushshrikes appear twice during the song Duties of the King. When Zazu sings about welcoming birds from all around, a flock of birds, including some grey-headed bushshrikes, fly by. Slightly later on, when Simba sings about assigning songbirds to their trees, a bushshrike flies from a tree.
After several hyraxes climb the tree they were perched on, a flock of grey-headed bushshrikes take flight and swoop downward. They fly above a zebra herd. They are then shown swaying gently in a tree along with a pair of yellow wagtails.
Serveral bushshrikes are seen when they working together to fight against Scar and his army for Lion Guard defeat Scar and his army once and for all.