lower Rio Javari, west Brazil.
Sometimes treated as conspecific with M. regulus, but differs in its much broader pale purplish stripes on underparts of males (3), whitish vs pinkish-white throat (1), lack of paler green panel in closed wing (1), and entirely different song, consisting of 1 vs 2 notes (3), with all comparable elements lower-pitched (3), and total length shorter (ns)#R. Race obscurostriatus appears to be notably different from other taxa, lacking either red or yellow staining on upper breast, and with stripes of male more rufous in colour, female with dull olive throat and upper breast, and both sexes with orange vs red or brown irides and greyish-olive vs flesh-coloured legs; confirmation of these differences required, along with recordings of its vocalizations. Population discovered in N Peru resembles aureopectus but sings very differently (scoring 6–7 against present species and M. regulus#R); awaits description, and seems inevitably to represent a full species#R. Five subspecies recognized.
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