The common tody-flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum) or black-fronted tody-flycatcher is a very small passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. The usually cocked tail is black with white tips, and the wings are blackish with two yellow wing bars and yellow edging to the feathers. It is a very common inhabitant in gardens, shady plantations, second growth and the edges and clearings of forest, although it avoids the dense interior of mature woodland and also arid areas. The common tody-flycatcher is usually seen in pairs. It is distributed from southern Mexico to south to northeastern Argentina, but is absent from much of the Amazon Basin.