This species is known from a small range and is restricted to a specialised forest habitat that is under threat from logging and encroachment. However, the range is not yet severely fragmented or restricted to few locations. For these reasons, the species is classified as Near Threatened.
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10 cm. A small short-tailed, long-billed heavily streaked antwren. Male black above streaked white; white below streaked black; wings black with two broad white wing bars; short-tail black tipped white. Female differs in crown being black streaked narrowly with buff; below ochraceous with fine black streaking, whiter on belly. Similar spp. Very similar to Streaked Antwren M. surinamensis and Cherrie's Antwren M. cherriei, though only sympatric with the former. Male Streaked has a semi-concealed white dorsal patch (very hard to see in the field). Female differs from Streaked in having crown primarily black streaked buff not orange-rufous streaked black; also lacks black streaking on the throat, though this can be very fine and hard to see on Streaked. Voice A series of 5-7 soft musical cheedi notes. Hints Remains high in the canopy and borders of várzea, especially on islands.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Near Threatened|
|Species name author||Todd, 1927|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||11,800 km2|
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