Mpishi is a well-built bird with grey feathers, with some white and a few black feathers on her underbelly. Her wings are also black towards the tip. Her beak is white, tipped with black. Orange surrounds the bottom part of her brown eyes.
Mpishi is described as a "gourmet", eager to try new food. She also has a great dislike for carrion, preferring her food to be fresh.
Mpishi tried all the food in her territory, she went to the Pride Lands try new stuff. She first chasing hyraxes and catching one. Ono chases hers and tells her to drop the hyrax, but she misunderstands and says doesn't want to share it. One pulls one of her tail feathers to distract her, causing Mpishi to crash into a cliff. Kion asks her why she's in the Pride Lands and she says she came to try new foods. Kion tells Mpishi they respect the Circle of Life and tells her to go home. Mpishi lies saying she'll go after she catches something new.
She is next still hunting during a storm. She spots some red rock hares and goes after them. When the Lion Guard show up, she stops and realizes she has an advantage as they're not watching the rest of the animals then leaves.
Ono orders Mpishi to let the hyrax go
Mpishi and Mwoga the vulture sing "A Real Meal", during which they debate whether fresh meat or carrion is better
Mpishi works together with Mwoga in order to catch a baby hammerkop
Mpishi grabs a hyrax
The Lion Guard informs Mpishi that hawks are not welcome in the Pride Lands
Mpishi gets an idea
Discussing a real meal
The big chase
Mpishi's plans are thwarted by the Lion Guard, who forces her to return to her own territory