Grey Wren-warbler (Calamonastes simplex) - HBW 11, p. 485
French: Camaroptère modeste
Spanish: Camaróptera Sencilla
Other common names: Zambia Wren-warbler; Western Wren-warbler (cinereus)
Taxonomy: Thamnobia simplex Cabanis, 1878, Ndi, Taita District, Kenya.
Forms a superspecies with C. undosus, C. stierlingi and C. fasciolatus. Sometimes considered conspecific with first two of those, but no intergradation where their ranges meet. Monotypic.
Distribution: SE Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, N and S Somalia, Kenya, E Uganda and N Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird in a bush, alert. Locality Negele Boran, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 11 December 2005 7 years ago 32 sec 4.4
A bird in a bush and moving away. Locality Negele Boran, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 11 December 2005 7 years ago 37 sec 4.4
calling from top of acacia Locality Filtu, Genale Valley, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 31 October 2010 3 years ago 32 sec 4
A bird in a bush and flying away Locality Ginir, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 December 2005 7 years ago 5 sec 2.8
Perched on top of a bush.
Locality Lake Baringo, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 4 September 2012 50 weeks ago 3.9
A perched bird.
Locality Awash National Park, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 10 November 2012 23 weeks ago 3.7
A partly hidden adult foraging in scrub.
Locality Filtu, Genale Valley, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 28 January 2009 44 weeks ago 3.5
Perched in an acacia.
Locality Dawa River, SNNPR Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 6 November 2011 1 year ago 2.5
A rather poxey-looking individual of Gray Wren-warbler moulting its rectrices.
Locality Dubluk, Ethiopia
Christian Boix Hinzen 16 November 2009 3 years ago 2.5