The Grey Shrike-Thrush is a plain grey bird with a brown back. It has pale grey-white cheeks and underparts.
The Grey Shrike-thrush is considered one of the best songster amongst Australia’s birds. It has a wide range of loud melodic calls of “pip pip hooee” that can be heard early in the morning. Some calls are short single notes and other calls have a range of notes. Generally in winter the birds utter a call of “tewk”. They feed on invertebrates mostly insects, and vertebrates, including frogs, small mammals, small lizards, as well as birds’ eggs, and young and adult birds.