Habitat: This Antwren species can be found in lower growth of humid forest and second-growth woodland habitats in lowlands and lower foothills. Distribution: This species has been reported from Honduras to western Ecuador. Natural History Notes: The Checker-throated Antwren is usually found in pairs or small groups of other bird species. This bird will forage in the foliage, close to the ground, and will feed mostly on the eggs of insects and other arthropods Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC). It is a resident species. Characteristics: This species has a total length of 4 inches (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). This bird has a pale yellow iris. The male has an olive brown coloration on the above with blackish wing-coverts that contrasts with the two beige wing-bars. Then, the throat is white and the feathers are white as well but have their edges black colored, giving the bird a checkered appearance. Then, the underparts are brown-beige. The female looks similar but does not show the checkered throat and is also has a plain brown-beige color on the part below.