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.Hero Inside. It is rescued from a puddle by Mtoto and lifted back to its nest with another bushshrike, presumably its mother.
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.