Grey-headed bushshrikes are birds that appear in The Lion Guard universe. They live in the Pride Lands and the Back Lands.


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.


Can't Wait to be Queen

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A grey-headed bushshrike flies by Simba

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.

Follow That Hippo!


Mtoto helps a baby Bushshrike

A baby grey-headed bushshrike is shown during the song Hero Inside. It is rescued from a puddle by Mtoto and lifted back to its nest with another bushshrike, presumably its mother.

The Imaginary Okapi

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Relaxing in 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.

Ono's Idol

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"Hadithi the Hero!"

When the legendary eagle Hadithi comes back to the Pride Lands, some Grey-Headed Bushshrikes are among the plethora of birds waiting to see him.

Babysitter Bunga

They are seen when Bunga teaches the kids how to Teke Ruka Teleza.

The Golden Zebra

They are seen when Dhahabu sings Fabulous Dhahabu from the rainbows came above.

Fire from the Sky

They are seen when they help Ono, Hadithi and Anga fight  Mzingo's Parliament


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