- Small warbler.
- Black-and-white striped plumage.
- Striped crown.
Male DescriptionStrongly contrasting black-and-white stripes on head and upperparts. Two white wingbars. White eyestripe. Eyering white. Lores and ear patch black. Throat black. Underparts white with bold black streaks.
Female DescriptionStriped on crown and upperparts, with moderate contrast between black and white. Cheeks, chin, and throat dull whitish or gray. Underparts mostly white, with gray streaks, mostly on flanks.
Immature DescriptionSimilar to adult female.