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(Basic), adjective apical, basal, capital, chief, controlling, elemental, elementary, essential, first, foremost, fundamental, indispensable, key, main, necessary, overruling, pivotal, praecipuus, primal, primary, prime, primus, principal, rudimentary, strategic, substantial, substantive, summital, underlying, undermost, uppermost, utmost, vital
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cardinal

(Outstanding), adjective absolute, all powwrful, best, central, chief, commanding, controlling, dominant, eventful, excellent, finest, foremost, greatest possible, highest, incomparable, inimitable, insurmountable, key, leading, major, maximal, momentous, most important, notable, paramount, praecipuus, preeminent, preponderant, prevailing, prime, primus, second to none, supereminent, superlative, supreme, top, unequaled, unexcelled, unparalleled, uppermost, utmost
See also: central, considerable, dominant, essential, fundamental, important, indispensable, integral, leading, material, paramount, prime, principal, salient, vital

CARDINAL, eccl. law. The title given to one of the highest dignitaries of the court of Rome. Cardinals are next to the pope in dignity; he is elected by them and out of their body. There are cardinal bishops, cardinal priests, and cardinal deacons. See Fleury, Hist. Eccles. liv. xxxv. n. 17, II. n. 19 Thomassin, part ii. liv. i. oh. 53, part iv. liv. i. c. 79, 80 Loiseau, Traite des Ordres, c. 3, n. 31; Andre, Droit Canon, au mot.

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Therefore, the objectives of this study were to analyze winter foods of northern cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis), song sparrows (Melospiza melodia), dark-eyed juncos (Junco hyemalis), and white-throated sparrows (Zonotrichia albicollis) collected on areas which had been recently clearcut, site prepared, and planted to pine seedlings, and to determine if these species were selecting seeds of certain genera or if their feeding habits were dependent on seed availability.
Testosterone elevation and response to gonadotropin-releasing hormone challenge by male Northern Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) following aggressive behavior.
Multiple ornaments in male Northern Cardinals, Cardinalis cardinalis, as indicators of condition.
Northern Cardinal and Indigo Bunting, albeit primarily forest species, were more abundant in bordered margins and were frequently observed foraging in field borders.
The Northern Cardinal may use an aggressive re-nesting strategy in response to high levels of nest predation (Filliater et al.
We hypothesized that Yellow-rumped Warblers would assimilate a greater amount of the available energy than Northern Cardinals and American Robins because of their diet and specialized digestive traits.
Species with [greater than or equal to] 10 dead individuals (this level appeared to be a natural break in the data) included White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis), Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla), American Robin (Turdus migratorius), Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus), Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis), Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris), and Northern Cardinal.
On 8 June 2006 a female Northern Cardinal was observed building a nest in a black cherry (Prunus serotina) tree, 2.
The abundance of forest-interior birds, field-edge birds, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Carolina Wren, Tufted Titmouse, Northern Cardinal, and Northern Parula differed among periods, but no consistent patterns were evident, as seasonal use varied considerably by species or group (Table 1, Fig.
It's hard to talk about migration when we're only catching black-capped chickadees and northern cardinals, both winter residents.
Common species found in both seasons were Red-winged Blackbirds (scientific names are in Table 1), Song Sparrows, Common Grackles, and Northern Cardinals.
Popular offerings include sugar water for hummingbirds and tanagers; live mealworms for bluebirds and American robins; orange halves for orioles; sunflower seeds for grosbeaks, jays, northern cardinals, and chickadees; and nyjer (thistle) seed for finches, pine siskins, and redpolls.

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