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 9 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 9 years ago 37 sec 4.4
calling from top of acacia Locality Filtu, Genale Valley, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 31 October 2010 4 years ago 32 sec 4
A bird in a bush and flying away Locality Ginir, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 December 2005 9 years ago 5 sec 2.8
A perched bird.
Locality Awash National Park, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 10 November 2012 2 years ago 4.2
Perched on top of a bush.
Locality Lake Baringo, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 4 September 2012 2 years ago 3.9
A singing bird
Locality Tsavo West National Park, Kenya
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 20 March 2014 29 weeks ago 3.6
A partly hidden adult foraging in scrub.
Locality Filtu, Genale Valley, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 28 January 2009 2 years ago 3.5
Perched in an acacia.
Locality Dawa River, SNNP Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 6 November 2011 3 years ago 2.5
A rather poxey-looking individual of Gray Wren-warbler moulting its rectrices.
Locality Dubluk, Ethiopia
Christian Boix Hinzen 16 November 2009 5 years ago 2.5